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.
Senior cats age much faster than we do and need special care and treatment. At Campbell River Veterinary Hospital, we recommend that our senior cats have a physical exam every six months to watch for any concerns that can creep up. Yearly blood work is also encouraged to ensure a healthy cat and monitor kidney and liver values.
What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of ageing?
If your cat is sleeping more, not as active, or not eating as much. If you are noticing any of these, please let your veterinarian know.
My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?
You should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to discuss the changes in your cat. Your veterinarian will do a physical exam and give you recommendations on a test that should be performed if needed.
What are some tips on how to care for my senior cat?
Consider a life of retirement, keep inside more often if your cats go outside a lot. You may notice that your cat doesn’t want to jump as high as it used to. Also, regular veterinary check-ups.
What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?
Some concerns for senior cats are kidney diseases, arthritis, dental disease, and hyperthyroidism. Your veterinarian will discuss these with you and determine the best course of action.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6, patients seeing a Veterinarian will be able to have one family member inside the hospital for the duration of the appointment.
Our new 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
Please bring a mask if your appointment is in the clinic.
We will continue with a closed door policy for clients wishing to maximize physical distancing. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital