We are open for business to see emergencies and to dispense and deliver medication. However, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we are making some changes and taking addtional steps to ensure that we can continue to stay open for emergencies and delivery of medication for as long as it is safe to do so. Therefore, for the time being , we are closed on Saturdays and will not be seeing any non-emergency patients in the practice at any time. However, please book a video or telephone consultation and if, following this, we think your pet needs to be examined urgently, we will make arrangements to see them in the practice or deliver medications to you. Please see here for the information emails sent to our clients about this situation and do call if you have any queries.
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.