We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
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.
The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.826.9344. We will take a history of your pet from outside your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, the Doctor will either call you or come out to talk to you to discuss the treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone.
5. Credit card and debit card payments are a preferred method for contactless payments.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
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.
- Your dedicated team at Tantallon Veterinary Hospital