Wright at Home Visiting Vet

5119 Highland Rd. #222
Waterford, MI 48327

(248)978-7323

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Why do our pets need scheduled health screening?

Since our beloved pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they are under the weather. Depending on the age, we need to examine them every 6 months to a year as well as run some routine screening tests to establish a baseline and to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.

Pets will often actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.

Use the age chart below to find your pets age in "people" years and the screening testing recommended for each stage of his or her life.

We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pets live longer, healthier lives.

These are approximations and may vary by gender, species and breed.

Blue/
Lilac 

Every 12 months - Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health)

Every 6 months - Urine Analysis (a urine test to check for early signs of kidney disease) 

Green 

Every 12 months - Annual Health Profile (a blood test checking red and white blood cell counts and a more comprehensive internal organ screen)

Every 6 months - Urine Analysis

Yellow

Every 12 months - Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts and urine analysis)

Every 6 months - Urine Analysis  

Red 

Every 6 months - Golden Years Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts and urine analysis)