WE ARE NOW OPEN FULL HOURS FOR ALL PATIENTS AND ARE INVITING PEOPLE INTO THE PRACTICE ONCE AGAIN. As of the 24th July 2020, we have been welcoming a limited number of clients into the practice. Video consults are still available for those who wish to reduce their contact with others or who are self isolating. For the safety of all people who enter the practice, we have installed perspex screens in certain areas. We are only allowing a maximum of 2 households (2 people per household max.) into the premises at any one time. Please be aware that only one person may be able to accompany a pet into the consultation room itself (the other person may need to wait in reception). We are also asking that all visitors and clients wear a mask at all times when in the practice. There are exceptions for those who may struggle with these measures and please do call if you have any concerns. Please see here for the information emails sent to our clients about this situation.
As Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years’. We all grow older, and those lucky enough to reach the ‘ripe’ old ages will know this can often come at a cost to our health. Our pets are no different, and in fact age much quicker than we do. It is important therefore to ensure that their senior years are as comfortable and disease-free as possible.
At The Finchley Vet we strongly believe in yearly health checks for all animals, however as an animal gets older we will often recommend a checkup every 6 months. This is because our senior patients are more likely to suffer with disease, and early detection and prevention can significantly extend and improve quality of life.
9 common conditions in older pets:
High blood pressure
Don’t hesitate to call us if you’re worried about anything or you would like to book your pet in for a senior check.