To book an appointment or to access one of our services, please contact us. To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain social distancing, the practice team will take your pet inside and provide you with updates via phone. Please note lead times might be slightly longer than usual. Please click here to find out more.

Maintaining your senior pet healthy and happy

As with us humans, as our pets get to an old age, they start experiencing all sorts of aches and pains which is connected to the natural ageing process. First sign of your pet getting older is that they gradually slow down and, unfortunately, they do start developing physical problems, such as heart condition, diabetes, arthritis and many more. At this stage of your pet's life, a lot can change in a very short period of time.

Therefore, it is important to visit your local vet regularly, every six months or so, to make sure that all the age related health issues are kept under control and that your beloved pet can live their life in comfort and are able to continue to enjoy their life to the full.

Some of the health problems pets can experience in their old age: arthritis, diabetes, obesity, loss of hearing, lumps, incontinence, dental disease, liver and kidney disease. Regular blood and urine tests can determine if your beloved pet suffers from any of these potentially serious health problems, long before they have a chance to develop fully into a serious disease. Early detection of most of the above mentioned conditions allows for a successful treatment.

During the regular visits we check for and advise on:

  • Vaccinations booster
  • Parasite control
  • Weight management
  • Nutrition and diet advice
  • Exercise
  • Dental care
  • Hearing, sight and smell
  • Lumps

To minimise your pet's distress, at the time of annual vaccinations' boosters, we offer blood and urine tests to determine if there are any health issues.

Please call / email us or us or pop into our Centre for an informal chat about any concerns you may have about your pet's health and quality of life.

fb logo

What our Clients say
  • "A massive thank you to Martin Leith and team for operating on Maisie. So thankful to be bringing her home with her 7 chunky babies"

    Ann Rees

  • "Brilliant vets! Always use for my dogs and horses. 5 stars."

    Jemma Peakman

  • "Martin gave us A* treatment when our beloved pet had an ACL rupture. Put my mind at rest and treated our dog like one of his own. Cannot fault a single thing."

    Beverley Barber

  • "I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Philippa Amelia Clarke and Tom - you have been amazing. Barney is getting stronger and looks so much better."

    Julie Spriggs

  • "Huge thank you to the wonderful Martin Leith and all the team after emergency surgery on Beetle's eye yesterday. He is bouncing around happily today, thank you all so much."

    Sarah Limbrick

Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre Ltd