Senior Care for Pets

The trick of ageing gracefully is to enjoy it. At Taunton Road Animal Hospital, we’re here to help your pet find the fullness of life and joy in every passing moment. When they need a little more love and attention, we’ll be there. Our veterinary team will work with you to meet all their medical needs so they can return to their pursuit of happiness. For more details on our senior care services, give us a call at 905-579-4040.

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How do I know if my pet is ageing?

When it comes to pets, different breeds age at different speeds. Cats are generally considered seniors at around 11-years-old while dogs enter their golden years at around 7-years-old. As more time goes by, it may be harder for them to move through life with the same ease they used to. Signs to look out for that your pet might be ageing are:

  • Difficulty getting around (avoids jumping or stairs)
  • A change in weight
  • Graying and loss of fur
  • Arthritis
  • Foul-smelling breath
  • Cloudy eyes or vision loss

What are common illnesses in senior pets?

As your pet enters their golden years, they are more likely to develop serious health conditions. More frequent veterinary exams may be crucial to pick up on early signs of illness to better manage their symptoms and pain. Some common diseases senior pets may experience include:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer
  • Heart problems

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