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 Dog Services

Senior Dog Care

Senior dogs age much faster than we do and need special care and treatment. At Campbell River Veterinary Hospital, we recommend that our elderly dogs have a physical exam every six months to watch for any concerns that can creep up. Yearly blood work is also recommended, to ensure a healthy dog and monitor kidney and liver values.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?


Normally a pet becomes a senior at age seven, but that can vary depending on the breed of your dog. Large breed dogs such as Great Danes become senior pets earlier.


What are the most common health issues experienced by senior dogs?


There are many health concerns to watch for in older dogs. As they age quicker, some symptoms of the disease can come up quickly. Some health concerns to watch for are muscle wasting, cancer, joint concerns, and liver and kidney failure.


How should I care for my senior dog?


We recommend that you have an exam of your dog every six months and yearly blood work.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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 to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Our grooming department is now OPEN.We will be calling clients to rebook appointments. Please be patient—lots of our furry friends are in need of a trim!

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