A complete physical exam includes both an internal and external evaluation of your pet. An external exam is completed during your appointment time, an internal exam is preformed by monitoring vital organ function using blood testing. This yearly blood test is important to screen for common physical conditions and abnormalities that may or may not be evident on physical exam.
Junior Health Screen (2-6 years of age)
Screens for: Liver disease, Kidney disease, Diabetes, Anemia, Infection, Long term medication usage on internal organs, Weight related health conditions, Congenital diseases
Senior Health Screen (7+ years)
Screens for serious age related conditions: Liver disease, Kidney disease, Diabetes, Anemia, Infection, Cushings’s Disease, Thyroid Disease, Long term medication usage on internal organs, Pancreatic Disease, Protein loosing Diseases
At least 20% of the blood work we do in senior aged pets reveals abnormalities!
The key to longer healthier quality of life for your pet is early detection and/or early intervention in therapy for disease related conditions. Our doctors firmly believe in a good physical examination externally as well as internally for your pet.