What is a senior pet?
Small - Medium breeds, 9 years and older
Large breeds, 7 ¼ years and older
Giant breeds, 6 years and older
Why a Senior Wellness Package?
Your pet's quality is important to us. Our Senior Wellness Screen Package is designed to detect and address age related changes affecting your pet. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to successful management of geriatric disease, often prolonging and even improving the quality of your pet's life. At Marlborough Veterinary Clinic, we believe in being proactive when it comes to the health of your pet.
What's included in the package?
Physical Exam – General Appearance, temperature, weight, heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, eyes, teeth, skin, joints, lymph nodes and thyroid glands are thoroughly examined.
Complete Blood Count – Helps in the diagnosis of infection, anemia, some cancers, and provides important information about your pet’s immune system and how it is functioning.
Serum Chemistry Profile – Evaluates the status of internal organs and electrolytes, checking for kidney disease, hepatitis, diabetes and other metabolic conditions.
Thyroid Testing – Many geriatric pets develop thyroid abnormalities. Hypothyroidism is common in older dogs while hyperthyroidism is common in cats. Both can be effectively managed when diagnosed early and treated.
Complete Urinalysis – A urine sample will be checked for evidence of infection, and to assess kidney function.
Before you arrive you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire specifically designed for your aging pet, you will be given a sample container and directions for collecting a urine sample. On the day of your pet’s visit, a discharge appointment will be set up to discuss physical findings. The doctor will call you a couple of days later to discuss bloodwork