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Senior Care for Pets

At Morrisburg Animal Hospital, we are honoured to be your hospital of choice for your most loyal companions. Seeing your pets grow and mature into their senior years brings us great joy. During this particular point in their life, the partnership between owner and veterinarian becomes even more important. Older pets are more likely to get injured or to be diagnosed with serious illnesses. Regular wellness exams can help us get ahead of any problems and keep your pets comfortable during this stage. Please do not hesitate to call us at 613.543.2812 to schedule your next appointment.

At what age is my dog or cat considered to be senior?

Time flies much faster for our furry family members. When they are about 11-years-old, most cats are considered to be seniors and those over 14-years-old are seen as geriatric. Our canine pals reach senior age at approximately 7 to 11-years-old. That being said, you may find that your pet still behaves very much like a puppy or kitten even though their fur is graying. Through routine checkups, we can ensure that they continue to feel this way!

How should I care for my senior pet?

First, we cannot stress enough the importance of having your pet come in for full-body exams every 6 to 12 months. This way, we can promptly diagnose any underlying issues, and prescribe the appropriate medications and treatments. Then, what you do at home also makes a significant impact. You can help keep your pet at a healthy weight and ensure that they get physical exercise and mental stimulation through low-impact activities like swimming and by getting them to do tricks or play with engaging toys.

Last updated: December 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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 Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

To ensure you have adequate supplies for the holiday season, please order prescription refills by December 22nd. Please consider ordering your pet's food through our online store. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

5. 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 Morrisburg Animal Hospital