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The Message – Catch Disease Early!
When it comes to veterinary care for senior pets, there are certain signs and symptoms we pay extra close attention to. This way, we can catch most diseases early. At Valley Center Veterinary Clinic, our senior pet care packages include a thorough examination where the veterinarian will assess the following body systems in your pet: eyes, ears, nose and throat, heart and lung, lymph nodes, abdomen, skeletal, gastrointestinal, reproductive and neurologic systems.
We recommend blood work and urinalysis on every pet over 8 years of age. These tests can pick up kidney and liver problems, diabetes, electrolyte problems, infections, thyroid disease, anemia and other bone marrow issues that commonly show up in elderly pets.
In addition to blood work and urinalysis, chest radiographs should also be taken to assess the heart size and shape. These images will also help us evaluate the lungs for cancer.
Lastly, we can visualize internal organs with an ultrasound machine. You can rest easy knowing that at Valley Center Vet Clinic, we practice what we preach. Just recently, Dr. Clarke performed an annual routine ultrasound on her own dog and found a nodule on the spleen. As a result, we were able to remove the spleen quickly and determine if the growth was benign or malignant. These things can happen in an animal of any age, but are more frequent in senior pets. It is important to note that her dog was acting completely normal when she found this tumor, which is why routine visits to a veterinarian are so important.
Our goal in discounting senior packages is to screen for – and catch – disease early so we can extend their healthy lives. Contact our veterinary clinic today to schedule an appointment and enroll in a senior pet health care plan.