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.
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.