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Senior Cat Care

Senior Cat Care

Regular veterinary care, along with proper nutrition and exercise all contribute to the wellbeing of our cats. As they age, preventative care is the best way to stay on top of changes in our cat’s health.

What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of ageing?


Signs of ageing include:
• Stiff/soreness
• Not jumping or moving around like before
• Weight loss, not eating as much.

My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?


Book an appointment to speak with a veterinarian. Bloodwork and potential imaging may be required for further diagnosis.

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


Ensure to conduct routine examinations, bloodwork and have free access to water.

What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?


Senior cats may develop chronic kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, neoplasia, dental disease, drinking a lot and urinating a lot.

Why is my senior cat having behavioural issues?


Your cat may have an underlying disease that needs further investigation. Please consult your veterinarian.

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Last updated: December 16, 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 Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2020 Holiday Hours

Dec 21-23: Regular Hours
Dec 24: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dec 25-26: CLOSED
Dec 28-30: Regular Hours
Dec 31: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 01: CLOSED
 
To ensure you have adequate supplies for the holiday season, please order prescription refills by December 22nd. Please consider ordering your pet's food through our online store. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

5. 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 Alouette Animal Hospital

*Notice: Local Delivery Only - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows