Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
As your beloved friend gets older, preventative care is the best way to keep on top of changes in your cat’s health.
What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of aging?
You’re only as old as you feel, right? Life stages are classified as middle-aged (7-10 years), senior (11-14 years) and geriatric (15 + years). Yearly wellness exams accompanied with blood work are a great way to keep on top of subtle changes in your feline friend.
My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?
Senior and thin do not go hand in hand. If you notice your pet is looking a little thinner, it is best to schedule an appointment so that your veterinary team can perform a check-up. They may suggest diagnostics such as blood work and/or radiographs.
What are some tips for how to care for my senior cat?
A wellness exam is an excellent opportunity for your vet to help you come up with a detailed plan to care for your senior cat. As cats age, they thrive on a predictable routine, easy access to food, water and litter, as well as a safe, quiet place to sleep the day away.
What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?
Mobility, dental disease, thyroid, heart disease, arthritis, weight loss, and kidney failure are all health issues that can be experienced by senior cats.
Why is my senior cat having behavioural issues?
Senior cats can manifest behavioural changes through natural aging of the brain, however, behavioural changes can also be a hint that your pet is in discomfort. We would be happy to help you pinpoint the cause of behavioural issues during a visit to our clinic.
We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.
We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.
Beginning July 20, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:
SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us.
Face coverings must be worn to enter the hospital.
Use hand sanitizer upon entry.
Washrooms will be closed to the public until further notice.
If you wish to remain in your car during the appointment, when you call to inform us of your arrival, we will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
Beginning on Monday, June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital