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Have You Thought About a Senior Pet?

It’s easy to understand why people fall head of heals for those cute little puppies and kittens that are up for adoption, although they require a great deal of commitment as they grow up. Shelters have a harder time finding homes for senior pets, even though they still have plenty to offer to the perfect family.

If you’re thinking of adopting a pet, here are some reasons why you should consider a senior pet.

What you see is what you get. The great thing about a senior pet is that they are fully matured, which means they have fully formed demeanour, temperament, and personality.

They are not always a “problem dog”. Especially senior pets can be brought to the shelter for a variety of reasons, including; allergies, the death of a guardian, a new baby, loss of a job, a move, change in work schedule or just doesn’t want the pet anymore. Give every dog a chance and take the time to know them all.

They tend to be calmer. Senior pets still require regular exercise and quality playtime, although they will also enjoy cuddling up with you on the couch. They have experience being part of a family. Senior pets that were once in a family home may understand the basic household etiquette and may have an easier time settling in as a member of your family.

Easier to teach an old dog new tricks. Your senior pet might already be housebroken and familiar with basic commands, although if needed, they tend to be calmer and have better attention spans, making them easier to train.

Senior pets need loving homes too! Often Overlooked, senior pets are wonderful animals and seem to understand the second chance you’ve given them and form a very special bond with your family.

Written by: Monica Blanchard, RVT

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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