Senior Animals Have Special Needs:

As animals move into their senior phase of life, they experience changes that are very similar to aging humans. Diseases and conditions that are commonly known to affect older people also affect our canine and feline companions like: kidney, heart, and liver disease, tumors, cancer, diabetes, depression, arthritis, thyroid conditions, hormonal problems, neuroses and loss of sensory perception. Understanding these changes and how you can provide for your pet’s needs are essential to their quality of life.

Senior Wellness Exams Detect Underlying Diseases

Studies have shown that as many as 20% of senior cats that appear healthy upon physical examination have an underlying disease. Once symptoms appear, the conditions may be too difficult or costly to diagnose or treat. A Semi-Annual Senior Wellness Exam can include laboratory tests so sensitive they can detect the onset of diseases and conditions early, when treatment and prevention are most effective.

1 – 8 years of age

  • Physical Examination Once a Year
  • Vaccinations Needed: RCP (3 year), Rabies (1 year) and Feline Leukemia (1 year)
  • Fecal Examination Performed Annually
  • Monthly Flea & Tick Prevention
  • Wellness Prevention Panel

9+ Years of Age

  • Physical Examination – Every 6 Months
  • Vaccinations Needed: RCP (3 Years), Rabies (1 Years) & Feline Leukemia (1 Year)
  • Fecal Examination needed yearly
  • Monthly Flea & Tick Prevention
  • Senior Blood Panel (Early detection of common senior diseases)
  • CBC/Chemistry
  • Urinalysis
  • Thyroid Check: The sample needed is a blood sample and this will detect anemia, leukemia, infection and inflammation.
  • Chemistry Profile: This detects liver, kidney, pancreas, muscle and bone disorders.
  • Thyroid Function Test: This detects Hyperthyroid and Hypothyroid.
  • Urinalysis:  This detects kidney disease, protein loss and diabetes.
  • Parasite Test: This detects Hookworm, Whipworm, Roundworm, Coccidia, Giardia and Tapeworm.

Senior Wellness Program

Our senior wellness program is a preventative method, focusing on senior health. Many diseases can be detected and diagnosed early; before they become serious problems, adding years to your pet’s life!!