Beginning around age 7 your pet enters his or her senior years. During these years, pets often begin to develop diseases common to their senior human counterparts, such as: diabetes, heart disease, endocrine disease and cancer.The diseases can go unnoticed in their early stages and, if left unattended, can put your pet’s health at risk. Therefore, preventative health care is very important.
The best approach to caring for your senior pet includes preventative testing so that:
- We can establish baseline blood work to serve as a comparison when changes occur.
- We can identify existing health problems that are not detected through physical exam alone.
- We can monitor progress during treatment.
The tests we recommend are similar to and are equally as important as those that human physicians run on their patients. After we run the recommended tests, we can help you understand you pets current health status and common medical conditions your pet could face and discuss a regular monitoring plan.
Tests Included In The Package
CBC (Complete Blood Count)
Total Blood Chemistry Profile (25 tests)
Blood Test for Heart Disease
Heartworm Test (Canine Only)
Pancreatitis Test (Feline Only)
6 Month Follow-Up Exam
15% off Dental – (required to be done within one month of Senior Health Exam)
Additional tests the doctor may recommend (due to your pet’s condition, breed disposition, etc):
- ECG (Electrocardiogram – geriatric)
- Radiographs (cost varies depending on size of film used)