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

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


Many signs of aging occur gradually and are very subtle. Increases in urination and drinking, decreases in mobility, changes in litter box habits, and decreases in interaction with family members are some signs that should raise concerns and warrant a veterinary visit.

What are some tips on how to care for my senior cat?


Our veterinary team can help advise you on the best ways to maintain a good quality of life for your senior cat. Recommendations may include diet change, environmental modifications, supplements, or medications.

What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?


Aging cats face challenges such as arthritis, weight gain, muscle loss, behaviour changes, and reduction in kidney function. Chronic kidney disease is an extremely common ailment of senior cats. Early disease detection bloodwork and urinalysis help us to detect decreases in kidney function before your cat is showing any signs of illness. This allows us to intervene early with measures such as diet change to help slow the progression of kidney disease.

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Last updated: June 15, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Barriefield Animal Hospital