While your senior pet may prefer a chew toy or some catnip, the best gift you can give them is preventative veterinary care—and that starts with regular exams and blood work. The fact is that most dogs are considered seniors when they hit seven, cats around nine. Pets age much more rapidly than humans, which means diseases and illness progress quicker as well.
Blood tests are one of the most important parts of a senior exam. These blood screenings—often referred to as a “senior panel”— monitor red and white blood cell counts and reveal how well the kidney, liver, pancreas, and thyroid are functioning. Senior exams also give the doctor a chance to look at how your pet is moving and to do a dental examination
Right now, Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic is offering a special on Canine and Feline Wellness packages so you can save money and give your old friend the gift of health for the holidays.
The Canine Senior Wellness Package includes geriatric wellness exam, Chem 27/CBC blood panel, comprehensive fecal profile with Giardia lab, and total T4 Urinalysis. You’ll save $182.03 off these services priced separately.
The Feline Senior Wellness Package includes geriatric wellness exam, Chem 25/CBC blood panel, comprehensive fecal profile with Giardia lab, and total T4 urinalysis feline BNP. Save $172.25 off these services priced separately.