Lonsdale Grove is the ideal place for your older or special needs small dog or cat
With good veterinary care, quality foods, and focus on our dogs and cats as full-fledged members of the household, our pets are living longer and healthier lives. Smaller dogs live generally longer lives than large breeds. In many cases, toy dogs and cats are living well into their early 20s. But just like their human companions, senior dogs and cats have a host of issues that they potentially have to deal with, and require a variety of accommodations and adaptations to keep them happy and comfortable well into their retirement. A recent extended stay of a lovely senior canine couple in one of our larger senior suites highlights how Lonsdale Grove is ideally suited to care for special-needs, and senior canine and feline guests.
There are many common health issues that develop in geriatric dogs and cats, and they tend to be very similar to our own older age issues. A partial list would include:
Changes in body weight: Obesity or weight loss
Kidney and liver issues
We recommend making more frequent wellness visits to your veterinarian once your pet is over the age of 10. In a generally healthy senior pet, that may be every 6 months. It will certainly be more frequent for seniors with specific health issues.