As dogs move into different phases of life, they experience changes that are very similar to aging humans. Diseases and conditions that are commonly known to affect older people also affect our canine companions: glaucoma, hyper or hypo tension, kidney, heart and liver disease, tumors, cancer, diabetes, depression, arthritis, thyroid conditions, hormonal problems, neuroses and loss of sensory perception.
Wellness testing and preventative health care will allow us to establish baseline values and identify existing health problems that can go unnoticed in their early stages. By answering the following questions about your canine family member and allowing us to do annual wellness blood / urine testing in addition to other diagnostics, you can assist us in detecting the onset of diseases and conditions early.
In order to avoid over vaccinating adult dogs, we recommend titer testing. A blood sample from your dog can detect the presence and strength of his or her immunological response to a viral disease. Satisfactory levels of antibody are considered sufficient to show that your dog is not in need of further vaccination against the disease at that time. Upon review of your titer levels, if a doctor determines that your pet needs a vaccination, we will do it free of charge.