Senior and Special Needs Pet Care
Senior Pet CareWhile nothing can be done to halt the inevitable process of ageing there is much we can do to make the autumn years comfortable and enjoyable for our dogs. Routine and comfort are very important to your senior dog, and they will be less able to cope with change. The essential thing to remember during these golden years is to pay attention to your greying companion and try to understand and accommodate their needs. If they are cold, give them a blanket; if they are forgetful, forgive them; if they ache, give them a gentle massage; if they are slow, wait for them; if they are tired, let them sleep. Above all love them and spend as much time as possible with them. An old dog is a most precious and irreplaceable treasure. Cherish each day, for your time with each other is not infinite.
If you sometimes can't be there in person through the day then ask us to look in on your senior dog and spend some time with them. We'll give them all the love and attention they need, and we know to be specially mindful of failing hearing, eyesight and mobility.
We understand the requirements of special needs dogs and their caretakers, and can help you care for them. Thousands of you are caring for an elderly, injured, or disabled pet with special needs. Is your dog injured, or recovering from surgery? Does your dog have cancer, a terminal illness, arthritis, paralysis, or other health problems? We welcome dogs with special needs and will do all we can to help you with them - just contact us to discuss their care.