Senior Dog Care

Many health conditions can be attributed to age. During these “golden years”, our team will help you and your dog to enjoy them as happy and healthy as possible.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?

It may come as a surprise, but for most dogs, 7 years of age is considered senior. As with people at age 40, dog’s bodies start to change about midway through life.

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

For every dog, annual exams are always the best first step in health care. During that exam, our veterinarians will discuss the best plan for your senior pet. This may include diet changes, blood testing, blood pressure evaluations, or twice a year exams.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members

We are not accepting new patients at this time due to higher than normal case-loads, and pet boarding services are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her. Whenever possible, please send someone who is not experiencing respiratory symptoms to the appointment with your pet.

The following changes are effective as of March 2nd, 2022:

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email at info@southburnabyvethospital.com or by phone at 604-526-0334.

- Your dedicated team at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital