Time waits for no one. Not even our cuddly and adorable furry friends. To help your pet transition into their golden years, they may need a little extra love and attention. At all stages of their life, our veterinary team is here to meet their healthcare needs. For more details on our senior care services, give us a call at 403-457-3911.

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How do I know if my pet is aging?

All breeds don’t age at the same speeds. Cats enter their golden years from 8 to 11-years-old while dogs are considered seniors around 7-years-old. As more time goes by, if you notice any changes to your pet’s behaviour or health, it is important that you bring them in more regularly for check-ups. General signs your pet might be ageing include:

  • Arthritis
  • Graying or loss of fur
  • Moving at a slower pace
  • Foul-smelling breath
  • Bumps or lumps on their body

What are common illnesses in senior pets?

As your pet grows older they are more likely to develop serious health issues. More frequent veterinary exams play a vital role in detecting early signs of illness. The earlier we detect it, the better our chance of managing their pain and discomfort. Some common diseases senior pets may experience include:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart and kidney disease
  • Memory and vision loss

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