|Care of base - Health program for your older pet|
When a health problem is detected early, one can act more quickly and improve the chances of success of the treatment. This way, we can prolong a pleasant life for our four legged companions. The annual exam (biannual for some animals) is vital to assess your animal's health and to collect data for a follow-up. In addition, there are various diagnostic tests (blood tests, urine analysis, blood pressure, X-rays, etc.) that help establish a bill of health.
At the Centre Vétérinaire Laval, the veterinary and technical staff, in cooperation with the reception staff, has decided to develop a health program for its senior/geriatric patients. When your pet reaches the age of 7 years, during the annual check-up, we will hand out a questionnaire to you; this will allow us to better answer your pet's needs. Please take the time to fill it out before seeing your veterinarian.
Then, during the meeting with your veterinarian, you will discuss your pet's needs and have the opportunity to talk about any questions and concerns you might have. A short-term hospitalization (usually one day) will allow us to carefully assess your pet's health and do the necessary diagnostic tests. Afterward, the veterinarian will inform you of the results and give his recommendations.
To help you know your senior pet better, here are a few questions that you should ask yourself.
During the last year:
If you answered yes to one or many of these questions, you should consider the possibility of having your pet participate in te senior health program.
A senior health program (exam and diagnostic tests) is very important to detect these diseases early, and successfully develop suitable treatment and follow-up plans.
Senior Cat Health Program:
Depending on the case : thorax/abdomen X-rays, ECG (electrocardiogram) cardiac/abdominal ultrasonography.
In order to evaluate carefully your pet's health, a short-term hospitalization (one day usually) will allow us to do the necessary diagnostic tests.
Basic cost: Yearly exam, hematology, biochemistry, electrolytes, T4, urology, blood pressure, short-term hospitalization