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Senior Pet Care

At Downtown Animal Hospital, seeing your furry family member grow and thrive over the years brings us great joy. Collaborating with you to develop the best health care plan for your pet is one of the most rewarding aspects of our work lives. Our team will treat your pet like their own, from their early days to their golden years.

As loyal companions grow into their senior status, they require more attention and adjustments to their care. You may have noticed that your pet has slowed down and isn’t playing with the same amount of energy as they used to. Older cats and dogs can often suffer from arthritis, vision and hearing changes, gastro-intestinal difficulties, dementia, dental problems and host of other issues. These concerns may lead to issues when caring for a senior pet.

How should I care for my senior pet?

Ideally, we recommend scheduling a wellness exam twice per year. The goal is to ensure we discover any changes or health problems promptly. Also, we can make any appropriate adjustments to their care.

With the help of our veterinary team, we implement diet, exercise, supplements and medications to assist in prolonging their time with you.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule your pet for an exam, please give us a call at 613.634.2440.

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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: 8:00 am - 6:00 am

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


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 Downtown Animal Hospital