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Adult and Senior Wellness and Early Detection Program

The medical needs of your pet change as they age. Many of diseases that they may develop can be prevented or treated and managed if detected early, and the correct steps are taken. Most treatment plans for these conditions require medications that are affordable and easy to give. Early detection is key in helping your pet live a long, happy life.

Owners should take great care in recognizing the signs and symptoms of diseases and seek veterinary attention when concerns arise. Keep in mind that it is quite common for sick geriatric animals to have vague symptoms such as not wanting to eat, lethargy, and weight loss.

Signs of diseases include:

  • Difficulty chewing/not wanting to eat senior dog cat
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive salivation
  • Abnormal lung sounds
  • Coughing
  • Exercise intolerance
  • New lumps/bumps or change in size
  • Increase in water intake/urine output
  • Appetite changes
  • Urinary/fecal incontinence
  • Stiffness upon rising
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Skin/coat change

Our goal at Canyon Lake Veterinary Hospital is to provide the best possible care for your pet throughout their lifetime, in order to help them have a long happy life with you. As part of this dedication to the health of your pet, we offer an Early Detection Program. This program has been developed to identify health risks before they become evident. Beginning at around age 7, your pet enters his or her senior years. Their health can change rapidly, but many of these changes go unnoticed. Our pets can develop many of the same diseases that we do.

Our Adult and Senior Early Detection Program includes:

  1. A complete physical examination
  2. A complete urinalysis
  3. A thorough lab panel (Chemistry panel, Electrolytes, Complete Blood Count, and Thyroid)
  4. Core vaccinations (Distemper/Parvovirus and Rabies) will be given at no charge
  5. A second appointment with the doctor to go over results and discuss a treatment plan.

These tests and the physical exam can help to detect conditions such as heart, liver, kidney and dental disease, glaucoma, orthopedic disease, cancer, metabolic conditions (such as thyroid issues or diabetes) and urinary or fecal incontinence. Click on cat or dog to view specific hidden disease processes that can be uncovered by participating in this program. Early detection is very helpful in the prevention and treatment of disease and can minimize suffering. Our Early Detection Program is offered as a package that has discounted so that we are able to help our aging, faithful, furry friends be as comfortable and healthy as possible. Click HERE to see common diseases of cats and dogs, and the affects that, if not treated, they can have on our pets.

Please call 605-348-5610 or email us to make an appointment for our Early Detection Program or if you have any questions.