Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
As your dog ages, they can be more prone to developing medical conditions as their body is not as quick at responding to disease and slower at recovering. This is why it is important to take extra precautions to help prevent disease and seek veterinary care quickly if your senior dog falls ill. A dog that is considered a senior can still be healthy or may begin to experience signs of aging.
The age at which a dog is considered a senior varies slightly depending on the breed. For smaller breeds aged 9-10, they are considered seniors, whereas ages 4-5 can be considered senior for large breed dogs.
How should I care for my senior dog? (example: schedule regular check-ups, exercise, special diet, etc.)
Your senior dog should have an examination by your veterinarian at least yearly, sometimes more often, if there is already an underlying condition. Regular exercise is important for senior pets to help keep them at a healthy weight, but less strenuous/low impact exercise is often recommended to help protect their joints, as well as letting them rest when needed. There are diets available for senior pets, which can include supplements for joint health and reduced calories for often more sedentary lifestyles.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519.428.2630. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will meet you at the front vestibule to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will meet you at the front vestibule to return your pet and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. We will take the payment over the phone and a team member will meet you at the side door for your order pick up.
You can also use our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Queensway Veterinary Hospital