4 Pets Clinic
Pet lovers can rejoice that our pets are healthier and living longer with fewer complications than ever before. One of the reasons our pets are living longer is that pets benefit from the improvements in human medicine. We care about you, your pet's quality of life and preventing small problems before the problems develop into big crises.
Fortunately, many pet problems can be and regularly are detected during a physical examination. No veterinarian can be expected to find heart problems, liver or kidney disease, diabetes or bladder problems during a physical examination. By the time problems like these show symptoms, the disease is well advanced and perhaps fatal.
Pets suffer many of the aches and pains the people suffer. Fortunately, we can identify these problems early and help your pet enjoy a high quality of life for as long as possible.
When do pets become Senior Pets?
Pets are generally considered adults at 1 year of age, middle aged between 3 to 5 years and senior between 6 to 9 years. Giant breed dogs age fastest, tiny dogs age slowest and cats are in the middle.
Problems with Ageing
•Pets will develop problems as they age.
•Small problems can spiral out of control and pets will take longer to heal.
•Pets cannot tell us what is wrong.
•Nature tells our pets to hide the symptoms when sick.
•Veterinarians cannot find internal problems until problems are well developed.
Preventing and Managing Problems
Veterinary medicine developed a plan to anticipate and manage problems.
•A physical exam
•Behavior and Health Consulation
•Blood Chemistry Test
•Complete Blood Count
How Does this Work?
When you make an appointment, we will review the instructions with you. You will take the food away from your pet by 10 PM the night before the senior wellness check. You will drop your pet off at the clinic the following morning and return for an afternoon appointment with the veterinarian. During the time at the clinic, we will allow your pet to calm down and adjust to being at the clinic. We can then carefully collect the samples so as not to stress out your pet. During your afternoon appointment, the veterinarian will return your pet to you, review the test results and suggest a plan to maintain your pet's health and quality of life for as long as possible.
What Should I Do Now?
Call and make an appointment to bring your pet in to see us?
Senior Wellness Program