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.

Senior Dog Care

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.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?

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.

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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