Thanks to the advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer. However with this longer lifespan comes an increase in the types of ailments that can afflict older pets. As pets reach a more advanced age, there are a variety of conditions and diseases they may face, including weight and mobility changes, osteoarthritis, heart, liver, and kidney diseases. In addition they may suffer from tumors, and hormonal imbalances such as Cushing's disease or diabetes.
Dogs are considered mature when they are 7-9 years old. The beginnings of many serious diseases can be identified at that time, and with early diagnosis cured or contained. Because preventative care is important to everyone here at Animal Medical Clinic, we have launched a new program. We call it the SENIOR CANINE CARE PROGRAM. As part of this program we employ various tools and techniques for early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases. This comprehensive overview of your pet's health includes:
1. Complete physical exam including an intestinal parasite check
2. Serum Chemistry Panel
3. White and Red Blood Cell evaluation/differential
4. Urinalysis and Urine Culture
5. Screening ultrasound of liver/kidneys/bladder/spleen
6. Xray of hips (looking for arthritic changes)
Your pets' senior wellness will include a detailed report on our findings and recommendations so you enjoy your pet for many more years (report includes lab values and a cd of xray and ultrasound images)
Call us today at 479-521-5220 to make an appointment!