Senior Pet Care
Lab work for senior pets is used to detect underlying illnesses that may not have outward symptoms. Normal physical exams are important but may not reveal problems that would be evident with blood work, urinalysis, x-rays and ultrasound. As pets age, they can develop diseases such as diabetes, kidney failure, cancer, liver disease, etc. The sooner a problem is discovered, the more manageable and less expensive overall the treatment becomes. Some findings could lead to lifesaving procedures. Even when results are within normal limits this allows us to know baseline levels and assists our veterinarians with better interpreting issues that arise in the future. Below are examples of blood profiles we offer for significantly less than other veterinary hospitals:
- Total Health Profile $135 (Elsewhere $200 – $300)
This test includes a Super Chemistry, which is 21 different blood profiles to test for things such as kidney and liver function, as well as the health of other internal organs; A Complete Blood Count, which can help determine if there is an infection or other illness such as Leukemia or Anemia; and finally a thyroid function test.
- Senior Profile $135 (Elsewhere $250 – $400)
This test includes a Super Chemistry, Complete Blood Count and a Urinalysis.
- Comprehensive Profile $145 (Elsewhere $250 – $400)
This test includes a Super Chemistry, Complete Blood Count, Thyroid function test and Urinalysis.
- Complete Body Health Screening $600 (Elsewhere $1000 – $2000)
This includes the Comprehensive Blood Profile, X-Rays which are reviewed by a board certified Veterinary Radiologist and an Ultrasound which is performed and reviewed by a board certified Veterinary Radiologist.