Senior Care for Pets

As your pet ages, we want to make sure their care changes as they do. Your pet deserves the best healthcare to ensure they maintain a good quality of life throughout their senior years. Our veterinary team is here to support you and your pet, as you navigate this new stage of life. We do this through various tests and tools to prevent as well as treat any health issues that might arise.

When can my pet expect during their older years?

Though your senior pet won’t be able to receive a pension, we think your love and dedication are just as valuable. Your pet’s senior status might look different, depending on their breed and life experiences. We want to be able to provide the best type of care for your pet’s current stage of life, which means diagnostics that help us understand their current experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about ways you can alter current routines to support your aging pet, please contact us at 403.934.3311 so we can assess them.

How might their care change?

We develop a senior wellness plan, tailored to your pet’s specific needs, with guidelines on the best things you can do to ensure your pet continues to live a long, happy life with you and your family. We recommend performing screenings for arthritis, kidney function, liver function, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid problems and hypertension. The tests help us to create treatment plans that might address any health concerns but also provide you with the information you need to take preventive steps, helping your pet stay healthy and vibrant. From these routine screenings, we create the senior wellness plans which might include dietary supplements as well as special nutrition and exercises.

How else can I support my aging pet?

It’s important to adjust your expectations of your pet as they age by modifying what daily life looks like with them. This might look like:

  • Ensure your pet’s necessities like their bed and food container are easily accessible
  • Adjust your pace to suit your pet on walks or during recreational activities
  • Provide your pet with lots of water to maintain hydration, which might include providing a water fountain
  • Ensure your pet is regularly groomed and their hygiene needs are taken care of

  • Last updated: April 13, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    We are happy to welcome you back inside our clinic! Patient and client health are our #1 priority. If you would like to accompany your pet to their appointment, please review our safety guidelines before your visit:

  • 1 client per appointment allowed into the exam room
  • If you'd like to accompany your pet inside, wearing a mask is mandatory due to the limited space
  • OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    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!

    - The team at Strathmore Veterinary Clinic