November is Senior Awareness Month

Generally, smaller breeds of dogs live longer than large breeds and cats live longer than dogs. The lifespan will vary with each individual and your veterinarian will be able to help determine what stage of life your furry friend is in. Keep in mind some small dog breeds may be considered senior at 10-13 years of age, while giant breeds are classified as seniors at an age as young as 5. Your veterinarian is your best source for more information to determine when your pet reaches the golden years.

10 tips for keeping your Senior Pet Happy and Healthy

1.) Visit the vet every 6 months for geriatric exams

2.) Be aware of sensory changes

3.) Care for your pet's teeth

4.) Give your pet proper nutrition

5.) Feed high-quality food

6.) Do not overfeed

7.) Encourage moderate exercise

8.) Take care of their joints

9.) Care for your pet's skin and coat

10.) Keep your pet's life comfortable and stable

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Monday through Friday:
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: Closed
We will have some available Saturdays during the month. Contact our office for available Saturday dates

Sunday: Closed

Effective immediately, Monday thru Friday, the doctors will not be available for any after-hours emergencies at the clinic until further notice. The doctors will be available for consultation/advice only up until 9pm. On Saturdays, 12noon till 8pm, and on Sundays, from 8am to 8pm, the doctors will be available for after-hours emergencies at the clinic. If the doctors are not available to answer your call, please leave a message and the doctor will return the call.

​​​​​​​We may not have a doctor available for on call after hours emergency. If you do not receive a call from a doctor, let us know and we will reimburse you.
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