Senior Pet Care in Toronto, Ontario
Westway Animal Clinic is dedicated to helping you maintain your senior pet’s health, comfort, and wellbeing for as long as possible. As proponents of preventative care to increase your pet’s longevity, we recommend annual or even bi-annual (every 6 months) exams and diagnostics to make sure they are staying healthy. Senior pets are more prone to sickness and injury, which makes regular vet visits necessary for the detection or continued prevention of disease. With conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and arthritis being more common in our elderly companions, it is important to stay on top of your pet’s care and manage any chronic disease symptoms they have so they can continue to enjoy life.
What to Expect at Your Senior Pet’s Wellness Exam
Your senior pet’s routine wellness exam will generally include:
- A thorough physical assessment and oral exam
- Appropriate vaccinations for their needs
- A diagnostic workup which may include blood, fecal, and urine testing
- Radiographs, depending on your pet’s condition
- Dispensing of parasite preventatives
- Prescribing of pain management and/or alternative therapies as needed
Maintaining a health baseline for your senior pet will make it easier for us to detect and monitor any changes in their condition, from one visit to the next.
Palliative Care for Pets
Senior and/or terminally ill pets benefit from palliative care to make their end-of-life stage more comfortable. At Westway Animal Clinic, we offer a variety of treatment options to relieve pain and other symptoms, along with integrative/alternative therapies like acupuncture and laser therapy. While it is not always possible to prolong a pet’s life, we can help to make their remaining weeks, months, or years as pain-free and stress-free as possible.
Should you have any concerns about your pet’s quality of life and treatment options, contact us today at (416) 243-3200 or request an appointment.