Our older companions can be affected by health problems that can go undetected by us…
Age is not a disease, but older animals are more susceptible to organ failure (renal, diabetes, etc.). To ensure the detection of those conditions, frequent visit to your veterinarian are recommended. Those might include annual blood work and urinalysis.
Signs of health conditions can easily be missed by owners as they can be very difficult to detect by simple observation or physical exam. This why blood work and urinalysis can be indicated.
It is ideal to detect a health problem early as early treatment is more efficacious than to try to treat an animal that is already severely affected by his condition. The goal of the treatment is also to make your animal more comfortable, and that, right after the diagnostic test(s).
Ask your veterinarian for blood work and urinalysis for your older animal.
Come visit our veterinarians with your animal. Call us at 450-671-7264.