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.
Dogs age at a different rate and size is a key factor in when they are classified as a senior. Smaller breed dogs reach a senior age at 7 years and medium or large breed dogs are seniors at 6 years.
What are common senior dog health issues?
Common health issues that are seen in senior dogs are osteoarthritis, heart disease, kidney (renal) failure, bladder infections, and dental disease.
How should I care for my senior dog?
Once dogs reach a senior age, exams should be scheduled regularly; ideally every 6 months (which is every 4 years compared to human years). Early detection blood work also aids in finding disease processes and organ changes before symptoms start to affect your pet. Regular exercise and an ideal body weight are extremely important for senior dogs (and dogs of all ages) to help increase their lifespan. Always monitor for signs of pain, although subtle they are important to catch early in your companion.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
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 Mayfield Veterinary Clinic