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Senior Dog Care

We are very fortunate that our dogs are living longer and healthier lives now, due to advances in food and medical care. As our dog’s age, their needs change. Older dogs are prone to a variety of age-related conditions that can be managed. Bi-annual examinations and blood tests are key in detecting these conditions early and assist in prolonging your dog’s life.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?


It depends on the size and breed of your dog, however, as a general rule 7-years-old is when we consider our dog’s seniors or ‘geriatric.’

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


Similar to ourselves, senior dogs suffer from health issues as they age. These issues include but are not limited to arthritis, urinary and kidney disease, dental conditions, heart disease and some forms of cancer.

How should I care for my senior dog? (example: schedule regular checkup, exercise, etc.)


For a healthy senior dog we recommend bi-annual checkups that include a blood and occasionally urine test. These check-ups determine if we need to adjust anything in their routine care to help prolong their lives. We also recommend a senior-specific diet and keeping them both mentally and physically active.

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Last updated: February 22, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to let you know that we are now opening our doors to client visits. We are allowing up to 6 clients into our reception area at a time, and one client can accompany their pet into the exam room. Please be kind to those around you.

When you come into the parking lot please text 709-400-1581 and our staff will respond to advise when you can bring your pet to the door.

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