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.
What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of aging?
Less willing to play
Bad breath, drooling
Changes to coat
Changes in eating
Drinking or urinating more often
Trouble jumping onto furniture, or climbing stairs
My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?
Please give us a call to schedule an exam. Weight loss, especially in senior cats, can be a symptom of illness.
What are some tips for how to care for my senior cat?
You can make things easier for your senior pet by making their living space senior-friendly. Consider low sided litter trays, keeping their food, water and litter on the same level of the home if stairs become a problem. Annual, or more frequent exams, especially if you notice changes.
What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?
Common health issues for senior cats can include dental disease, kidney disease, diabetes, and thyroid problems.
Why is my senior cat having behavioural issues?
If your cat is not feeling well, it can have a significant impact on their behaviour. If you suspect something is affecting your cat’s behaviour, you should book a consultation with a veterinarian who can help diagnose the underlying problem.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6, 2020, one client per appointment will be allowed into the hospital. Below are 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. We will then meet you at the door to allow one owner and your pet into the hospital for your appointment. We ask that you bring a mask to wear a mask (medical or non-medical) for the duration of your appointment and maintain physical distance from staff. There are floor stickers to guide you throughout the clinic.
Contactless appointments, where clients remain outside, are still available.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Tantallon Veterinary Hospital