SENIOR DOG CARE
Congratulations!! The care that you have
given your dog over the years has allowed him/her to become a senior
citizen of the dog world. As dogs age, their medical needs change. Older
dogs tend to have more problems than younger dogs. They also tend to be
on more medication than their younger counterparts. For these reasons we
recommend examining your senior pet every six months to pick up on
problems quicker. Early intervention often leads to a better treatment
result. We also recommend running blood work at least once a year to make
sure your petís organs are working the way they should. The blood work we
recommend is called a Canine Senior Wellness Screen. It is an extensive
set of tests that will allow us to access your petís blood counts (RBC,
WBC, platelets), organ function (liver, kidneys, pancreas, electrolytes),
metabolism (thyroid level), urinalysis, as well as screen for heartworms.
The cost of the screen is $135. If you have any questions concerning our
recommendations, please contact us at any time.