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 Cat Care

As our furry feline family members get older, bringing them in for regular checkups becomes that much more critical. Cats are masters at hiding pain, illnesses, and when they are just not feeling right. We recommend bringing your cat in at least every 12 months for a checkup.

What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How can I spot signs of aging?

The signs of aging are gradual and can be very subtle. If you notice any changes in their behaviour (ie. hiding or socializing more than usual), an increase/decrease in their eating and drinking habits, or avoidance of the litter box, we recommend having them examined by one of our veterinarians.

My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?

Cats are fantastic at hiding when they are sick or in any kind of pain. Losing weight can be a sign/symptom of an illness or disease. If you notice that your cat is losing weight, we recommend bringing them in for an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

What are some tips for taking care of my senior cat?

We recommend bringing them in at least every 12 months to have them examined. This way we can monitor any changes to their health. We also recommend doing routine blood work to ensure that all of their internal organs and their red/white blood cells are functioning well.

What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?

As your furry feline friend gets older, they may be more prone to a handful of health issues. Arthritis, muscle loss, behavioural changes, dental disease, and cancer are just a few to name. The most common disease is kidney disease. Early detection can be key in treating this disease, which is why we recommend yearly blood work. Early detection can allow us to intervene early with measures such as diet change to help slow the progression of the disease.

Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 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 Embrun Veterinary Hospital