Senior Care for Pets

We know you and your pet have been through all kinds of ups and downs. Reaching their geriatric age means there will be new kinds of adventures and our veterinarians can guide you through them. Your pet reaching their golden years is a huge accomplishment and they’re lucky to have a loved one dedicated to their well-being. To learn more about how you can continue to care for them in this new stage of their life, call us at 905.597.7373 to book an appointment.

Why is senior pet care important?

As our pets age, their immune system becomes susceptible to more illnesses. Senior care targets your pet’s vulnerabilities and attempts to treat them before they become a chronic issue. When we see your pet more often, we can determine if the medicine or lifestyle changes we recommend are effective and we make the appropriate adjustments if needed.

Will I have to increase my pet’s veterinary examinations?

Yes. Older pets should come in for wellness checks semi-annually to ensure we detect diseases or infections sooner. When our pet’s body changes, naturally it will have new demands. Sometimes this means they will need to shift their diet, establish a new exercise routine that does not exert them, or take new medication.

What kind of conditions can my pet develop in their old age?

Your pet can develop many organ diseases, including heart, kidney and liver disease. Cancer, dementia and arthritis are also common at this stage. Sometimes pets simply become weaker and need more consideration and patience when taken for walks. It’s important that, even as they encounter age-related health problems, their physical and emotional health must be cared for. Speak to our veterinarians about how your pet’s exercise routine should be adjusted to further support your pet through their geriatric years.

Last updated: October 18, 2021


The time has come to begin our reopening process! We cannot believe it has been over a year since we’ve had you all in the clinic but we are excited and eager to welcome you back. Please read carefully below for our updated policies and protocols.


  • Effective October 20, 2021, we will be allowing vaccinated clients in the clinic for doctors’ appointments only. Technician appointments and medication/food pick up will continue to be curbside to control the amount of people in the clinic at any given time.
  • We will be allowing one client to accompany their pet in the appointment. Because we will only be allowing one client in at a time, we will not be able to permit children to accompany their parents. There is a strict one-client rule due to the size of our examination rooms.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please give the clinic a call at 905-597-7373. A Client Care Representative will either let you know the technician is ready to meet you at the door or will retrieve a phone number if we are not quite ready yet.
  • A technician will meet you at the front door. Please have your vaccine passport/identification ready at this time. The technician will also ask you a few COVID-19 Screening questions before guiding you into the clinic.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the hospital and must be worn properly at all times within the clinic and when interacting with our team members outside.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.

    We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 905.597.7373 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order right away. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store. Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00. It's easy! Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.


    Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

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

    - The team at Green Lane Animal Hospital