By now many patients are mature and have well established routines. We are feeding high quality diets, monitoring weights, but looking for subtle changes in activity, aches and pains, litter box blues, and changes in thirst or urination. Our owners know them well at this stage and can pick up on sight changes very quickly – early detection leads us to early diagnosis which prolongs the quality and length of life for our pets.
What to expect:
Twice yearly visits
Discuss and test new lumps and bumps
Changes in skin or coat
Checking ears for infections/inflammation
Changes in gait or getting around (skipping lameness, bunny hopping, etc.)
Most patients are already on a dental cleaning plan based on the degree of buildup, individual pH, etc.