Pets Need More Health Maintenance As They Age

A regular veterinary exam is the most important step you can take to keep your pet healthy and vigorous, and for early detection of problems such as organ failure and osteoarthritis.

AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) recommends that healthy senior dogs and cats visit the veterinarian every six months for a complete exam and laboratory testing. We consider pets as ‘senior’ when they reach 7 years old. Keep in mind that every year for a dog or cat is equivalent to 5–7 human years, so twice-a-year exams are a must.

In addition to the basic Wellness Fundamentals, we include a few extras for our mature pets.

  • Establish a body condition score
  • Screen for tumors
  • Evaluate dental health
  • Discuss nutritional needs and changes
  • Advise on osteoarthritis management
  • Discuss senior conditions and needs that develop with age
  • Nutritional consultation

Our Senior Wellness Program consists of two levels of care designed to address the comfort and lifestyle needs of your pet.

Determine the human age equivalent of your pet:

Gold Level

Includes a comprehensive physical exam, complete blood cell count, comprehensive organ function panel, thyroid screen, urinalysis, and internal parasite testing.

Platinum Level

Includes a comprehensive physical exam, complete blood cell count, comprehensive organ function panel, thyroid screen, urinalysis, internal parasite testing, an electrocardiogram, and chest and abdominal radiographs.

Senior Avians and Exotics

Includes a comprehensive physical exam, complete organ function testing and beak, wing or nail maintenance.

Hospice/Euthanasia Services

Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with clients to ensure their pet’s comfort and dignity. Services include taking care of the remains as directed by the client.