Lighthouse Veterinary Hospital

6030 Island Highway West
Qualicum Bay, BC V9K2E1


Senior Care
From puppies and kittens to golden years – we’ll be here to support you and your animal family every step of the way. Your pet’s needs will change as they age. Sometimes these changes can be subtle. If you share your life with a senior pet, take a few moments to read these red flags below.

Common senior changes that need veterinary medical attention:

  • slowing down
  • changes in appetite or weight
  • drinking & urinating a lot
  • urinary or fecal accidents
  • exercise intolerance
  • new cough or respiratory changes
  • changes in vision or hearing
  • change in behaviour or vocalization
  • new or changing lumps & bumps
  • arthritic changes (see below)

 Signs your pet may be living with osteoarthritis:

  • reluctance, hesitation or difficulty jumping
  • slow to rise, reluctant to rise & greet
  • limping after exercise or activity
  • difficulty with stairs
  • slow or lagging behind on walks

New treatments and trusted therapies are available to improve the quality of your senior pet’s life. Speak with our team about developing a unique treatment plan for your cherished companion.