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 Dog Care

We all get older and when we do, issues related to age start to crop up. When our dog’s get older, we need to be sure we address these age-related issues.

When does a dog become a senior?

Dogs are considered senior when they have lived 80% of their expected lifespan. That depends on the size of the breed, small dogs become senior when they are around 8-years-old, large-giant breeds become senior at 6-years-old.

What are common senior dog health issues?

As dogs age, they become more prone to developing some health problems such as kidney disease, cataracts, diabetes, joint disease, heart disease, liver disease and other age-related conditions.

How should I care for my senior dog?

Senior dogs should be seen a veterinarian at least once a year and have blood profiles completed twice a year. Modified exercise may be needed to accommodate arthritis, but it is important to keep exercising so their muscles do not deteriorate

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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

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: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 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 North Hill Animal Hospital