Senior Dog Care

We all like to remember our dogs as the cute, floppy little puppies we brought home at just a few weeks old, but they don’t stay young forever. One downside of having a dog as a family member is watching them age relatively quickly. The best way to help keep your senior dog as healthy as possible is to recognize the signs of ageing and learn more about common diseases.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?

Pets age much faster than we do. The lifespan of a dog depends on its size and breed. The larger the breed or size of the dog, the shorter the lifespan.

How should I care for my senior dog? (example: schedule regular check-ups, exercise, special diet, etc.)

Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of younger dogs; regular check-ups are essential to your pet’s health. Consider switching your dog’s diet to a senior, high-quality, diet. Keep your dog active and mentally stimulated at all times. Maintain your dog’s dental hygiene. Consider implementing safety measures around the house for your dog since senior pets tend to have various degrees of vision and hearing loss. Please feel free to call us at 204.489.9111 to speak to one of our team members regarding your senior pet’s health care.

Last updated: Sep 16, 2022

Dear Clients,

Please note the following updates to our operating policies.



We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Westwood Veterinary Hospital