Paws At Play Veterinary Hospital

9108 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27617

(919)785-9410

www.pawsatplayvet.com

Why do our pets need surveillance screening?

 

Firstly, our pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel off color or unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6-12 months (depending on their age) as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.

Secondly, pets will actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.

We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pet's live longer, healthier lives.

These are approximations and may vary by gender, species and breed.

 

<7 years

Every 12 months - Annual Health Profile (a blood test checking red and white blood cell counts and a more comprehensive internal organ screen)

7-14 years

Every 12 months - Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts and urinalysis)

14+ years

Every 6 months - Geriatric Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts and urinalysis)