Senior Clinics for the over 7’s

February 7, 2023

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Our pets age more quickly than us and are generally classed as senior around the age of 7. The ageing process unfortunately comes with an increased occurrence of mobility issues, sensory loss, a degeneration in cognitive function and other age-related diseases.

Once our pets reach their elder years routine check-ups become more critical as your veterinary team will be able to detect subtle changes in your pet and be able to treat them before they become too serious.

We are now delighted to be offering our Senior Clinics, led by our Registered Veterinary Consult Nurses, which are recommended ahead of your pet’s annual booster so that the results can then be discussed with the vet during their annual health check. The clinics are designed not to find issues with your senior pet, but to allow us to assess, evaluate and improve the quality of our patient’s lives. All results will be recorded all your pet’s health records, which allows us to monitor their overall health and wellbeing through to their geriatric years. To allow our team to monitor and support our patients’ senior years, we recommend a routine visit to our Senior Clinic annually.

These clinics will initially be offered at an introductory price of £39.00 (normal price £45.50) for a 60-minute consultation.

Why not take a look at our questionnaire to see if your pet would benefit from a Senior Clinic Consultation?

If any of the questions that we have asked in the survey have been answered with a yes, then we would recommend booking a Senior Clinic for your pet.

What to expect from my Senior Clinic Appointment

Your senior clinic will be scheduled before your pet’s annual booster appointment. Before attending the senior clinic, you will be sent a copy of the questionnaire to complete honestly about your pet, you will also be asked to bring a fresh urine sample with you.

During the 1-hour appointment, the Nurse will perform a head to tail check of your pet checking eyes, ears teeth, skin and coat, recording any lumps found or changes to existing lumps. Checking claws/nails and clip if required, also expressing anal glands if needed. The nurse will also record vital signs such as heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure, which can only be done using a special piece of equipment. We will also discuss the completed questionnaire with you and chat about any small changes that you may have noticed in your pet’s behaviour as they have got older.

All of the findings, along with the urine results will be recorded before seeing the vet at the annual booster appointment, where appropriate treatment will be advised if required.

Book a senior clinic appointment now.