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.
Veterinary care, exercise, and nutrition all play a part in the quality of your dog’s life. Prevention is the best medicine, which includes regular wellness exams, which provide early detection and treatment plans to improve the quality of life and longevity for your dog.
Beginning at around seven years of age your pet enters his or her senior years.
What are the most common health issues experienced by senior dogs?
Just like humans, dogs can develop common diseases such as diabetes, heart, kidney, liver disease and cancer. Mobility issues, lumps, and dental issues are all common problems to be discussed with your Veterinarian.
How should I care for my senior dog?
Annual wellness exams, with blood and urine testing, give our veterinarians a strategic advantage for maintaining the health of your pet. When you note changes in behaviour, appetite, exercise, and mobility and bring them to the attention of your vet, diagnosis and treatment can be started to maintain your dog’s active lifestyle.
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