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.
We all like to remember our dogs as the cute, floppy little puppies we brought home at just a few weeks old, but they don’t stay young forever. One downside of having a dog as a family member is watching them age relatively quickly. The best way to help keep your dog as healthy as possible later in life is to recognize signs of ageing and learn more about common diseases that can affect senior dogs.
When is a dog considered a senior pet?
Pets age much faster than we do. The lifespan of a dog depends on its size and breed. The larger the breed or size of the dog, the shorter the lifespan.
How should I care for my senior dog? (example: schedule regular check-ups, exercise, special diet, etc.)
Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of younger dogs; regular check-ups are essential to your pet’s health. Consider switching your dog’s diet to a senior, high quality, diet. Keep your dog active and mentally stimulated at all times. Maintain your dog’s dental hygiene/care. Consider implementing safety measures around the house for your dog since senior pets usually have various degrees of vision and hearing loss. Please feel free to call our clinic at 204.489.9111 to speak to one of our team members regarding your senior pet’s health care.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some 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. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Catrysse Veterinary Services