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Balfour Animal Hospital

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701 Canboro Rd
Fenwick, ON L0S1C0
Phone: 289-897-8660
Fax: 289-814-2464

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Friday8:30am -5:30pm
Saturday8:30am -12:00pm
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Senior Wellness 

When is my pet considered a senior pet?

Most dogs and all cats are considered of senior age starting at 7 years. However, large and giant breeds enter their senior years at 5 or 6 years of age. article_page_main_ehow_images_a07_r8_1c_soft_foods_senior_cats_800x800.jpg

Should senior pets be examined more frequently than once a year?

Yes, Senior pets should be examined every 6 months.

Do senior pets need any additional tests?

Senior pets should have a Senior Wellness Profile performed every 12 months. The senior wellness profile is a series of tests to determine the overall health of our senior pets. The goal is to detect an illness or disease before the pet becomes symptomatically ill and intervene sooner. By intervening sooner, the quality and quantity of life may be improved and extended.

What exactly is included on the Senior Wellness Profile?

The Senior Wellness Profile includes the following:

(These tests give a good overall picture of your senior pet's health) olddog011.jpg

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • 12 Chemistry Blood Test
  • Electrolyte Blood Test
  • Heart worm Test for Dogs
  • FeLV/FIV Test for Cats
  • Microscopic Fecal Analysis
  • Thyroid Test (T4)
  • Urinalysis
  • Comprehensive Physical Exam

Are there any signs or symptoms that a pet owner should watch for in their senior pet?

What seems to be a normal aging change could be a symptom of an underlying disease. If you notice any of the following symptoms, your pet should be examined and have at least a Senior Wellness Profile performed:

  • Difficulty climbing stairs
  • Increased stiffness or limping
  • Loss of house training
  • Increased thirst or urination
  • Excessive Panting
  • Changes in activity level
  • Circling or repetitive movement
  • Persistent vocalization
  • Decreased responsiveness to owners
  • Tremors or seizures
  • Skin and hair coat changes
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Altered appetite
  • Weight change
  • Loss of vision or hearing

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701 Canboro Rd
Fenwick, ON L0S1C0
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Monday8:30am -5:30pm
Tuesday8:30am -5:30pm
Wednesday8:30am -5:30pm
Thursday8:30am -5:30pm
Friday8:30am -5:30pm
Saturday8:30am -12:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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