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 cats age, certain disease processes are more likely to occur, such as kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, overweight, mobility loss, and dental disease. Many of these diseases can be treated or their progression slowed down with early detection. Annual wellness exams and nutrition play a big part in maintaining a healthy cat.
What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of ageing?
If your cat is showing the symptoms such as slowing down, losing weight, changes in appetite and or vomiting are all observations to be brought to your veterinarian’s attention at a geriatric wellness exam. Drinking more water, urinating more are all geriatric issues that also indicate a veterinarian exam should be scheduled.
My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?
The underlying cause of weight loss can be complicated. A visit to the veterinarian will provide body condition scores, physical exam, bloodwork, and fecal exams to provide the answers to this concerning condition.
What are some tips on how to care for my senior cat?
Your veterinarian can help recommend a specific care plan that can include diet, medication, and supplements all designed for the senior cat.
What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?
Kidney, thyroid, heart, pancreatic, mobility, dental disease and weight issues can all be experienced by senior cats.
Why is my senior cat having behavioural issues?
There are many reason cats can have behavioural issues. Household and environmental changes or underlying medical issues. A visit and consultation with your veterinarian which may include bloodwork is a good place to start dealing with behavioural issues.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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 Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital