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.
Yes, cats and dogs can get dementia too! In fact, signs of dementia are found in over 50% of dogs and 30% of cats over the age of 11.
Cats and dogs signs of dementia
Changes in sleeping patterns
Reduced response to commands (ie. Sit & Stay)
Difficulty learning new commands
Irritability or aggression (towards people and other animals)
If you have noticed any of the above signs in your older pet, it is important to bring them in for a health check. These signs may be related to other significant health problems and early diagnosis prompts early treatment, improving the outcome for your pet. It is important to look after our golden oldies, as their senior years can be challenging for both them and you.
A key phrase to remember is ‘age is not a disease’! Each animal deserves a comfortable and happy retirement.