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Senior Dog Care

Our canine family members are living longer lives than they ever have before. The amazing veterinary care and quality diets available in today’s world play a big part in helping our pets to live longer and healthier lives.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?


Typically, dogs are considered to be in their senior years around the age of 7. This can be earlier for large breeds, as they tend to have shorter life expectancy.

What are the most common health issues experienced by senior dogs?


Like elderly people, our senior pets can begin to have increased health issues including; kidney disease, liver disease, joint/mobility issues, diabetes, decreased vision, hearing loss and senility.

How should I care for my senior dog? (example: schedule regular checkup, exercise, etc.)


Routine checkups with your veterinarian are more important than ever during your pet’s golden years. With routine blood work and physical exams, our team can help your pooch to live a long and healthy life. Routine blood work can help to discover underlying issues so that they can be discovered and treated right away.

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Dan Budgell

The staff here is so caring and attentive! I just moved here from newfoundland and it broke my heart leaving…

Stephanie Chaulk

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Karen Budden

The team took such wonderful care of our kitty. They took her in on an emergency call and did not…

Natasha Caldwell

Incredible place to bring your best friend. My dog Nero had the most pleasant visit!

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Many people don’t realize that onions and garlic are toxic to pets.  It is so sparsely known that garlic powder is actually a dangerously common ingredient in some homemade dog treat recipes found online.  They are also very common ingredients in many different dishes that we humans love to make, so we need to be extra careful to not allow our pets to ingest anything containing these ingredients. No more licking the plate for Fido and Fluffy!

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Last updated: June 5, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the 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 remain a 24-hour hospital, open 7 days a week

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

- Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital