Cats and dogs can hide illness well, which is a good thing if they’re wild animals, as they need to trick predators who tend to prey on sick, injured, or weak animals into thinking that they are healthy. But tricking us into thinking that they’re not sick, turns veterinarians into detectives. Regular visits allow a veterinarian to look specifically for illness that your pet may be trying to hide. Kidney disease, diabetes, and hypothyroidism (dogs) hyperthyroidism (cats) are common diseases in senior pets and many treatments are available if detected early. By detecting, treating and preventing problems before they become life-threatening, we can extend the life of your favorite four-legged family member
They depend on you!
Because of the special needs of senior pets and how quickly they age, it is important that these family members receive complete health screenings as part of their regular medical care. Blood tests provide a detailed look at your pet’s health from the inside. They check for anemia, infection, diabetes, liver, kidney and thyroid disease. If a problem is found, early detection makes it easier to treat with a better outcome. If all the tests are normal, you have the peace of mind that your companion is healthy and it will serve as a baseline for comparison to future tests in the years to come.
With this in mind, World of Animals at Bethayres offers senior wellness packages every November & December to make this important testing more affordable so all our patients 7 years and older can benefit from the information these tests can provide