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.
As your dog ages their needs change, you may notice different behaviour changes or mobility problems. Our veterinarians are here to help them age gracefully. If you have concerns or questions about your senior dog contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital to make an appointment with one of our veterinarians. Remember dog’s age seven years per one human year which can result in a lot of medical changes in a short period of time.
Your dog becomes a senior at seven years of age. Large breeds, for example Great Danes and Newfoundlands become a senior at five years of age.
What are common senior dog health issues?
As your dog ages some common health issues that may develop include arthritis, diabetes, kidney or heart disease, and many more. They may also have exercise intolerance; deafness, blindness, senility, and urinary incontinence. If you have any questions, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital. We take pride in helping your senior dog age gracefully.
How should I care for my senior dog?
Yearly wellness exams for your senior dog are extremely important to detect and manage health problems. Our veterinarians will examine your dog from nose to tail and will recommend senior blood work to check organ functions, electrolytes, platelets, proteins, glucose, white blood cells, red blood cells, and thyroid levels. This provides our veterinarians with vital information and can help find diseases in the early stages, when they are usually undetectable to you. Regular exercise combined with a joint supplement is always a good idea to help alleviate arthritic pain. Proper nutrition is also very important for aging dogs. Senior diets are formulated to help keep muscles strong, support organ function, and have high omega 3’s & 6’s to keep your dog’s skin and joints in top shape. If you have questions about caring for your senior dog, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures effective Monday, July 6, 2020.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email email@example.com. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.
2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS
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 at 403-342-6040.
We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns over the phone.
A staff member will then meet you at our ‘NOSE’ or ‘TAIL’ doors and escort you and your pet into one of our exam rooms.
One client per pet in the exam room.
Masks must be worn in the hospital at all times. Please bring your own mask. If you do not have one, we will supply you with one.
Use hand sanitizer once you enter the exam room.
Washrooms are for staff use only.
3. PAYMENT METHODS
Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.
4. CURBSIDE PICKUP
We will continue curbside pickup for food and medications. Please call ahead of time, and we will get your order ready. (You can also use our online store and have your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
5. 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.
6. OPERATION HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members!
Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital