Wellness Care for Pets
Senior Pet Wellness
Did you know that the oldest age for a dog is 29 years, and the oldest cat is 38? (Guinness Book of World Records) While your pet may not break the record for living the longest, there are many ways to ensure that your pet has a long and healthy life. Preventative medicine is key.
If your pet is seven years old, you already have a pet in middle age. You may begin to notice a reduction in your pet's physical capabilities. Now, before your pet shows signs of advanced aging, is the time to begin a proper elder care program at Old Dominion Animal Hospital. Our veterinarians recommend twice yearly examinations at our Charlottesville clinic. Special health care packages for aging pets become more important and include blood tests, an ECG, radiographs, and other diagnostic tests and examinations.
We can help you extend not only your pet's life, but also the quality of your pet's life.
SENIOR PET HEALTH MONTH
OLD DOMINION ANIMAL HOSPITAL'S SENIOR PET WELLNESS PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS AND SPECIALS
Charlottesville's Old Dominion Animal Hospital has developed a senior pet wellness program based on recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association. These guidelines have been established to help your pet live a longer and healthier life.
IS YOUR PET A "SENIOR"? Our pets age faster than we do - it is fairly accurate to assume that one year in a human's life is like seven "pet years". Most pets are considered "senior" when they reach 49 years old (that's seven in pet years). As pets age they have a greater risk of developing certain diseases and conditions.
SENIOR WELLNESS EXAMINATION - The incidence of heart disease, kidney disease, tumors, arthritis, dental disease, and loss of vision or hearing increase with age. For this reason, Old Dominion Animal Hospital's veterinarians recommend that cats and dogs that are seven years or older have a senior evaluation every six months. This senior wellness examination can be done at our Charlottesville animal hospital and includes a complete physical, dental/oral exam, arthritis screening and an individualized overall health diagnosis. We also recommend that your aging pet begin Regular Senior Wellness Blood Screenings.
TO CELEBRATE SENIOR PET HEALTH MONTH
OLD DOMINION ANIMAL HOSPITAL IS OFFERING THE FOLLOWING SPECIALS:
ENJOY SAVINGS ON SENIOR CARE SERVICES & SENIOR WELLNESS BLOOD SCREENING which includes:
- CBC - A Complete Blood Count can check for blood disorders such as anemia, white cell counts indicating infections, or platelet levels indicating bleeding.
- SUPERCHEM 25 - A Comprehensive Blood Chemistry that screens for kidney, liver, and pancreas function, as well as blood sugar and electrolyte levels.
- T4 - A Thyroid Test to measure for excesses or deficiencies of thyroid hormone.
- Urinalysis - Bladder and Kidney function screening.
ALSO SAVE ON TWO VIEW CHEST X-RAY SCREENING
These chest x-rays will enable us to see if your pet's heart is enlarged. Our veterinarians at Old Dominion Animal Hospital can also check for cancer or masses in the chest, as well as for signs of heart or lung disease.
Call Old Dominion Animal Hospital in Charlottesville for details at 434-971-3500.