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.

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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.

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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, heartworm testing, 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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Muskoka Animal Hospital