Geriatric maintenance and care
- Physical Examination
- EKG- Electrocardiograms detect abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias) and some heart disease.
- Urinalysis- This allows for early detection and prevention of disease, such as kidney disease and bladder infections.
- Chest Radiographs- This allows visualization of the organs in the chest. Heart and lung disorders are common pet diseases that can occur at any life stage.
- Senior Blood Panel- This detects and prevents common problems of pets that are 7 and older, such as anemia, infection, diabetes, kidney, live, endocrine, and bladder diseases.
- Thyroid Testing
- Nutrition/Supplement Counseling
Pets age faster than humans and can be considered “seniors” around the age of 7 years. As your pet ages, its health care needs change, along with its nutritional needs and exercise habits. Some health issues can begin with subtle changes that could go unnoticed until the problem becomes serious. We can help you distinguish between the normal aging process and a medical problem. Routine wellness blood work and other diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because this allows us to evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age.