Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Senior cats need care and support to help them age gracefully and comfortably. The experience of caring for older cats can be rewarding because it can enhance and enrich the lives of the cats and their owners.
The first place to start is to book a checkup with your veterinarian. A complete physical exam will be performed, and your cat’s body condition and weight will be checked. If your cat is indeed losing significant weight, the veterinarian will likely want to run some bloodwork and check for any abnormalities. Once we have the results from these tests, a plan can be formed as to how we should proceed.
What are some tips for how to care for my senior cat?
Cats needs will change subtly over the years, but they still require basic cat care. It includes social interaction and an enriched environment.
Some things to make sure of are:
1. Make sure sleeping, eating, and the litterbox is easily accessible.
2. Schedule frequent checkups with your veterinarian.
Our veterinarians at Crossroads Animal Hospital would be more than happy to give you some insight and guidance on how to help your senior be as comfortable as possible and enjoy a smooth transition into its elderly years.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. NEW PET OWNERS
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.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Crossroads Animal Hospital