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Senior Dog Care

Aging is inevitable, but with regular checkups with your veterinarian, we can keep your pup happy and healthy for as long as possible.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?

The age in which a dog is considered a senior varies depending on breed. Larger dog breeds are considered senior at 8 years old, and small breed dogs are considered senior at 10 years old.

What are the most common health issues with experienced senior dogs?

Mobility, dental, and weight loss are some of the common health issues that we see with senior dogs.

How should I care for my senior dog? (example: schedule regular check-ups, exercise, special diet, etc.)

Regular exams with your veterinarian are important for your senior dog. During these exams, your veterinarian may want to do bloodwork, check blood pressure, and collect urine for testing to see how your dog’s overall health is.

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Professional and compassionate staff at this clinic! Highly recommend!

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Thank you to Dr Wurdell and the entire team at the Muskoka Animal Hospital. Our furbaby Kodiak was in need…

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