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Senior Pet Moments

Our pets age much more quickly than humans. Most dogs are considered seniors at 10 to 11 years of age (perhaps 6 years for large breeds), and most cats are seniors at 11 to 14 years of age.

As pets get older, they may develop new and sometimes undesirable behaviours such as; changes in eating, eliminating and sleeping habits, a decrease in activity level, disorientation, and behavioural changes including less interest or fear of its surroundings. They can all be signs of emerging health conditions such as pain, a decline in sensory or organ function, endocrine diseases or brain aging.

Senior pets require more frequent health-care visits for early diagnosis and intervention. With a thorough physical examination and a blood and urine screening tests, your veterinarian staff will work to find an early diagnosis and intervention to allow a more comfortable time for your pet.

There is a wide range of treatments and supportive care available. These include a prescription diet, natural supplements, and drug therapy that your veterinarian can suggest at the time of diagnosis. However, there are other things you can do to help your pet by keeping them physically and mentally active with new toys with food compartments, daily simple obedience commands and frequent and short walks. And to keep them comfortable, simple changes such as a higher food and water bowls, a more comfortable and thicker bed in a warm area, a lower and larger litter box, and, of course, be sure to give your pet lots of love and attention during his or her golden years.

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Last updated: May 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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. CANCELLATION POLICY

Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give them to waitlisted patients.

4. ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ABUSE

We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

 

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Moncton Animal Hospital