As your pet grows older, he or she may develop a range of diseases and conditions associated with aging, such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis and kidney disease. Despite the health problems often ...View Article
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Our Senior Preventive Care Program includes a visit with our veterinarian every six months (which is like your going to the doctor every 3.5 years) and is tailored to meet the needs of our pets 7 years and older (6 years and older for giant/at-risk breeds). During the wellness visit, your veterinarian will perform a complete physical exam, including an oral exam, on your pet. Depending on your pet's needs, we will measure blood pressure and screen for Glaucoma. We will also perform a complete parasite check including testing for intestinal parasites and heartworm disease and tailor a vaccination program to your pet's individual lifestyle. We prescribe necessary parasite protection such as strategic intestinal parasite deworming and heartworm, flea and tick prevention. We make recommendations regarding home health care of your pet's teeth and any necessary dental cleanings which can be scheduled right here in our office.
Our senior patients have baseline blood work performed every six months to help monitor baseline values, monitor chronic medical conditions, and detect onset of disease early, when treatment and prevention are most effective. You will receive a detailed report card at then end of your visit detailing the findings of the exam, and it will include any recommendations made by your veterinarian. Our goal is for you and your pet to fully enjoy every day of your life together for as long as possible.