Senior Well Pet Health Screen - Provide your pet with V.I.P. Healthcare.
Pets are very important members of the family and we want to give your pet the best quality of life possible.
It's thought that one year of a pet's life is the equivalent to between five and seven human years, therefore our pets get old before we even realise it!
Many of the early signs of illness, whether age - related or otherwise, are hard to spot from day to day at home. Fortunately our Vets are used to identifying the tell tale signs that your pet is not as healthy as they seem, which is why we advise annual check-ups as a minimum.
Detecting and treating disease early prolongs the quality and quantity of your pets life.
Our Well Pet Health Screen can help to identify age related illnesses such as kidney insufficiency, hyperthyroidism (cats), hypothyroidism (dogs), liver problems and Cushings disease.
When the Vet examines your pet they obtain a lot of important information on how well they are and can identify possible issues, however we cannot assess the function or condition of the internal organs such as the liver and kidneys through examination alone.
Age related illnesses often develop slowly and can be missed in the early stages, signs such as gradual weight loss, changes in drinking and eating habits over time and reduced mobility are not always easy for owners to appreciate when they see their pet every day.
Many owners attribute changes in their pet's energy levels, eating, drinking and weight to 'getting old' however as we all know, old age is not a disease, but pets and humans are more likely to develop illness as they age, and frequently there will be one or more disease states occurring and interracting in the same animal at the same time.
After the age of seven years we classify cats and dogs as seniors and this is when certain conditions such as renal failure, liver disease, diabetes and thyroid problems become more common.
We are offering a 'Senior Well Pet Health Screen' blood test for just £40 (£49 including thyroid hormone test) at the time of your pet's yearly booster. This is a saving of £50 on the normal cost of a Health Screen.
The Senior Well Pet Health Screen includes:
Biochemistry - this gives us information regarding the function of the kidneys, pancreas and evidence of liver damage. A thyroid hormone test may also be recommended especially for older cats who may be eating more food but losing weight nontheless.
Haematology - this checks the blood cells, so we can see if your pet is anaemic or has signs of infection or inflammation.
It is likely that your vet will want to test a urine sample as well to get a more complete picture of what is going on with your pet. This can be easily collected at home or sometimes in the surgery if your cat does not use a litter tray. Please ask any member of staff for advice on how to collect a urine sample from your pet.
Please let us know when you book a booster vaccination for your pet whether you would like to take up this excellent offer.