Why do our pets need wellness or surveillance screening?
We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pets live longer, healthier lives.

Firstly, our pets can’t speak, they cannot tell us if they feel a bit off or unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6 months as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent. Early detection of disease allows for more successful treatment than late discovery of disease (when already blatantly very ill).

Secondly, pets will actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.

Use the age chart below to find your pets age in “people” years and the screening testing recommended for each stage of his or her life.

We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pets live longer, healthier lives with early disease detection.

Green 

Every 12 months – Baseline Blood Profile (an anemia screen and a small blood profile checking internal organ health)

Every 6 months – Urine Specific Gravity (a urine test to check how well the kidneys concentrate urine) 

Blue 

Every 12 months – Annual Health Profile (a blood profile checking red and white blood cell counts and a more comprehensive internal organ screen)

Every 6 months – Urine Specific Gravity  

Orange

Every 12 months – Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts and full urinalysis)

Every 6 months – Urine Specific Gravity

Yellow 

Every 6 months – Golden Years Health Profile (comprehensive interal organ screen including Thyriod testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts and full urinalysis) 

age chart