Pet Are Living Longer Healthier Lives Thanks to Advancements in Veterinary Medicine

With improved nutrition and advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer, healthier lives. However, as our pets age, their exercise and nutritional requirements change. Preventive health care and early detection of age-related disease become more important during their senior years. Some pets may experience arthritic changes in their joints that need to be managed with nutritional supplements, special diets, and/or pain medication. Have you noticed your dog or cat seems less active recently? Do you suspect that your dog or cat may have hearing or vision deficits? There may be a physical reason for changes in behaviour, and we’re here to help you manage those age-related changes.

More regular visits to the veterinarian may be necessary to manage ongoing age-related illnesses. By routinely testing blood and urine samples, we can monitor how well your pet’s organs are functioning and potentially find problems in the early stages. We believe that senior pets deserve the best quality of life we can provide for them. We want you to be able to enjoy their love and companionship for as many years as possible.

What To Expect During a Senior Pet Physical Exam:

  • A nose to tail gentle physical examination
  • Address your specific concerns and/or questions
  • Dental assessment
  • Review of vaccination status and requirements
  • Parasite control (fleas, ticks, heartworm)
  • Review weight and current nutritional requirements
  • Consultation regarding exercise and changes in activity levels
  • Assessment of pain and mobility issues
  • Consultation regarding any cognitive issues such as barking at night and inappropriate urination
  • Collection of blood and urine samples
  • Additional tests may be recommended based on breed specific risk factors such as glaucoma and hypothyroidism in some dogs.

Written by: Annex Animal Hospital



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Our veterinarians are currently seeing all patients by appointment ONLY.  We continue to operate with a "closed waiting room" in order to keep our clients and staff safe during the pandemic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as these appointments take a little longer than normal.  

How do appointments work?
Please come to the back door for your appointment and call 416-537-3128 upon arrival. A veterinarian will speak with you over the phone and a veterinary assistant will come out to collect your pet for an examination. After examining your pet, the doctor will follow-up on the phone with their findings and recommendations. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your pets. Please let us know in advance if they have any special needs.
Payment Methods:
We are currently accepting all payment methods. However, credit or debit cards are preferred.
How to collect food and prescription orders:
We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 416-537-3128 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order as soon as possible. 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.


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

- The team at Annex Animal Hospital