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 Cat Care

After age 7, we consider your cat to be a senior. There are special precautions we take when caring for your senior pet.

What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of aging?

  • Less willing to play
  • Bad breath, drooling
  • New lumps
  • Disorientation
  • Changes to coat
  • Changes in eating
  • Drinking or urinating more often
  • Trouble jumping onto furniture, or climbing stairs
  • Weight changes
  • Behaviour changes

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.

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Effective July 6, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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