After completing a yearly or semi-annual Comprehensive Physical Examination, our veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s age, breed, and lifestyle to determine the risk of potential disease. After discussing your pet’s needs, we will custom design a preventative health care plan and vaccination schedule for your pet.
Why is a Wellness Blood Screen Important to Your Pet?
More than 10% of pets brought to veterinary clinics for checkups have some type of underlying disease or abnormality. Many of these pets appear normal upon physical examination, and their abnormalities would go undetected without a wellness screen – a blood test designed to detect these silent problems. Early detection of disease is key. Once a problem has been identified, we can make appropriate treatment recommendations at a point when treatment will make the most difference. Often, a simple diet change is all that’s needed to avoid major health problems.
Our staff can perform a blood test designed to detect these silent problems that will check your pet’s liver, kidneys, electrolytes, minerals and blood sugar. We usually have the results in 24 hours.
Remember, early diagnosis means better disease management and prevention. Leading to a longer, happier life for your pet.
We Love Senior Pets:
Dogs and cats over the age of 7 are seniors and need special attention. They are at risk for the development of cancer, diabetes, and other serious medical conditions. Often these conditions come on gradually, and owners may not detect the ongoing discomfort they may cause. To keep your pets feeling their best, and with you as long as possible, we recommend twice yearly checkups along with diagnostic testing to check for common geriatric disorders.
Today, new pharmaceuticals, better nutrition and preventive veterinary care are helping pets live longer than just a few decades ago. Although senior pets may not have the energy of their youth, they still have plenty of love and companionship to offer. Make sure your pet’s senior years are happy and healthy by providing the extra attention and veterinary care needed.
A senior health screen exam involves blood testing and provides a sophisticated laboratory analysis of your pet’s bodily functions. Testing helps to diagnose blood disorders, kidney and liver disease, diabetes, infection, thyroid and other hormonal problems before they become apparent.