We provide diagnostic and prevention services for your adult pet including but not limited to: blood testing, fecal testing, and urine testing. Your personal yearly checkup at your doctor is likely to include these tests and so should your pet’s yearly exam. Every year we detect many disease processes in apparently ‘normal’ adult animals. The results help us address problems in the early stages. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatments can result in your companion living a longer healthier life.
Once your pet turns 9 years of age, we recommend that they undergo a thorough exam and blood chemistry work-up. Even though you may believe your pet is normal, there are many disease processes that do not show any outward sign until the disease is quite advanced. More advanced diseases can be more difficult to treat and are not always as responsive to treatment as diseases diagnosed early. Many symptoms that historically have been attributed to old age and considered untreatable are now treatable. For example, early detection of diseases such as kidney disease, thyroid disease, etc.will allow us to administer the appropriate treatments to help extend your pet’s life.