SCREENINGS

Screenings

The Importance of Surveillance Screening for Your Pet


Your pets can’t speak. They can’t tell us if they’re feeling unwell or if something just isn’t right. And of course, just as with humans, there are some diseases that have no outward symptoms but may cause damage all the same.

Furthermore, pets will often hide or mask signs of illness until the disease has progressed. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.

So because pets cannot tell us what’s wrong, we need to watch out for them. We examine our pets every 6 months for various signs of disease and illness. Our goal is to detect and treat underlying illnesses before they become clinically apparent and hurt your pet.

Use the age chart to see your pet’s age in “people” years. Then see which tests and screenings are recommended at your pet’s current life stage. By ensuring that your pet gets the right screenings at the right times, you can help to make sure that he or she lives a longer, healthier life.

Blue/Lilac


Every 12 Months
Baseline Blood Profile

Dogs
Annual heartworm, ehrlichia, lyme, anaplasma (4dx) test 

Cats
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), heartworm (HW) – initial screen, then additional testing dependent on age and lifestyle
Green

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

Dogs
4dx annually

Cats
Possible annual FeLV, FIV, HW depending on lifestyle
Yellow

Every 6 Months 
Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including thyroid testing, electrolytes, red and white cell counts, and urinalysis)

Dogs
4dx annually

Cats
Possible annual FeLV, FIV, HW depending on lifestyle
Red

Every 6 Months 
Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts and urinalysis) 

Dogs
4dx annually

Cats
Possible annual FeLV, FIV, HW depending on lifestyle
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