As we all know too well, our pets (unfortunately) age faster than we do and that’s why it is so important to monitor the internal, as well as external, changes that occur as they get older.
We offer senior exams and testing to allow for early detection and treatment of disease so we can maintain health and prevent illness during your pet’s senior years. Catching health issues early often gives us more effective and less costly treatment options. In addition, senior wellness care helps establish normal baseline values for your pet, creating a point of comparison for the future.
While your pet may seem healthy well into their senior years, many problems common to elder pets may not present symptoms until your animal companion becomes seriously ill.
The veterinarians at East York Veterinary Center recommend senior testing for all pets at the age of seven years old, and then annually. A comprehensive senior care program includes:
- Biannual physical examinations
- Complete blood count
- Complete chemistry screen
- Thyroid screening
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Radiographs of the chest and abdomen
If you have any questions regarding how a comprehensive senior program can help your pet stay healthy for as many years as possible, just give us a call at (717) 312-5127.