Senior Pet Wellness

What Is Senior Pet Wellness?

By the time your large breed dog has reached 5 years of age, and your cat has reached the age of 8, your pets have aged to the equivalent of a 40 year old person.  At this point in your pet’s life, we need to start focusing on early diagnosis or detection of internal problems that a physical examination may not detect.

For example, without appropriate testing we would not be able to diagnose diabetes, liver or kidney disease, bladder infections, or other more serious problems, such as heart disease, or even cancer. All of these problems can occur without obvious symptoms or signs.

At Premier VetCare we care about your pet's health as much as you do, and we want your pet to live as long as possible without unnecessary suffering or illness.

We also recognize that it is less costly for owners when problems are detected early. Once problems have become obvious, they may have already caused severe, irreversible damage.

Because early detection is key, we recommend a Comprehensive Senior Pet Screening for dogs between the ages of 5-7 and older, and in cats 8 years and older. The different types of tests are outlined below, and can help us identify major health issues in your senior pet before they are noticeable.


What Does It Involve?

Complete Physical Exam: A complete physical exam is performed by our veterinarians to identify signs of illness on the outside.  The physical exam is a great tool, but internal problems  may not be noticeable on a physical exam alone.

Wellness Blood Screening: This is a blood test that allows us to evaluate the function of your pets internal organs such as the liver and kidneys, but also allows us to see early detection of problems like diabetes or Cushing’s disease.

Complete Blood Count:This test evaluates your pets red blood cells and white blood cells.  With this test, we might find your pet has an internal infection or anemia.

Thyroid Hormone Test:  Thyroid disease is a very common endocrine disorder in dogs and cats.  Early detection and intervention can make a huge difference for pets that suffer thyroid disease.

Urinalysis:  A test of your pets urine is a great tool for diagnosis in bladder infections, kidney problems, and even diabetes.

Digital Survey  Radiographs -  By completing a few simple radiographs of your pet, we may be able to detect heart disease, or even cancer, early; allowing us time to intervene early and extend your pets life span.

Blood Pressure: Blood pressures are taken on senior cats.  High blood pressure is a sign of heart disease in cats and can also indicate hyperthyroid disease.

Adult Wellness: Your senior pet will also receive routine adult pet wellness care such as a fecal examination for intestinal parasites, heartworm test, and any needed vaccinations.

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What Is The Cost?

Complete Senior Canine Wellness

Wellness Exam

Heartworm Testing

Intestinal Parasite Examination

Rabies & Registration 

Distemper Virus Vaccination

Adnovirus 2 Vaccination

Parvo Virus Vaccination

Leptospirosis Vaccination

Corona Virus Vaccination

Parainfluenza Vaccination

Bordetella  Vaccination

2 View Digital Radiograph Screening

Wellness Blood Chemistry Screening

Wellness Blood Counts Screening

Thyroid Hormone Screening

Urinalysis Screening

Cost: $230* 

Over $150 of Savings

Walk-in $260


Complete Senior Feline Wellness 

Wellness Exam

Intestinal Parasite Examination

Rabies & Registration 

Feline Rhinotracheitis Vaccination

Calici Virus Vaccination

Panleukopenia Virus Vaccination

Chlamydia Vaccination

Feline Leukemia Vaccination

2 View Digital Radiograph Screening

Wellness Blood Chemistry Screening

Wellness Blood Counts Screening

Thyroid Hormone Screening

Urinalysis Screening

Blood Pressure Screening

Cost: $230* 

Over $150 of Savings

Walk-in $260

*Senior package pricing only applies if Complete Senior Package is performed on the same day.

Savings are not applied to individual test, or if anyone or more items are declined. 

These wellness screening can not be applied to Sick Visits, and are only intended to early disease screening.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Walk-Ins & Urgent Care 9 am - 3pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Walk-Ins & Urgent Care 9 am - 3pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Walk-Ins & Urgent Care 9 am - 3pm

Thursday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Walk-Ins & Urgent Care 9 am - 3pm

Friday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Walk-Ins & Urgent Care 9 am - 3pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Regular Business Hours are M-F 7:30am till 5:30 pm. Walk-in and Urgent Care M-F 9:00am till 3:00 pm

Appointments Preferred. Pets are seen in following order:
Life Threatening Emergencies, Appointments, Urgent Care Walk-ins, Wellness Walk-ins

Additional Fees Apply to Walk-In & Urgent Care Visits


When bringing your pets into our office, for their and the safety of other pets, please either have your pet leashed or in a pet carrier. Please ask our staff at check in for a leash if needed.

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