Today is World Rabies Day!
A day to spread awareness regarding The Rabies Virus.
Not only has laser surgery become very common in human medicine, it has become a recognizable surgical method in veterinary medicine as well. The surgical laser is often used for standard spay and neuter surgeries, declaw surgeries in cats, oral surgeries and wart or lump removals. Because of its exceptional efficiency and precision, the surgical laser provides many benefits to both the patient and surgeon. Here at Abbotsford Animal Hospital we have been utilizing laser surgery as an effective tool for over 15 years.
We at Abbotsford Animal Hospital love autumn. Don’t you? Cooler weather, apple cider, pumpkins in the market. We think our pets enjoy it too. They get to jump in piles of leaves and the weather is more comfortable so chances are they can spend more time outdoors during the day without overheating. With all the allure and beauty of the season, unfortunately, there are common pet emergencies.
This is Bruno! He is a 10 year old English Bulldog & extremely handsome. He came in for a Recheck of his Ears today 🐾
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When clients make decisions on behalf of their senior dogs and cats, their natural tendency is to factor in the age of their pet. Here at Abbotsford Animal Hospital we often hear comments such as, “I would pursue a diagnosis if only she weren’t so old” or, “I would treat him if only he were younger."
When clients voice these “senior objections” gentle encouragement is needed to rethink their age-related preconceived notions. Suggesting that they consider their pet’s functional age rather than the chronological age. This involves assessing the overall quality of a pet’s life, particularly as it appeared prior to injury or illness. When making significant decisions, this “functional age” is far more worthy of consideration than the “chronological age.”
As your pet ages, she/he may find it difficult to access her/his usual nap spots or enjoy her/his favorite activities. But making a few simple home and lifestyle modifications can help transition your pet from adult to senior living without sacrificing the routines and activities she/he loves most.
Our pets live shorter lives than we do. And while old age is not a disease, it does bring about changes to the mind and body that we should acknowledge and, ultimately, embrace. By anticipating our pets’ changing needs and recognizing the subtle signs of aging, we can make adjustments to the home environment and to activities of daily living (ADLs) that will make our pets’ lives easier and more comfortable as they enter their senior years. Which is what we, Abbotsford Animal Hospital, want to help you do.