Northern Animal Clinic

5411 North Saginaw Road
Midland, MI 48642

(989)631-9740

www.northernanimalclinic.com

Why do our pets need Wellness Exams and Screenings?

Firstly, our pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel off color or unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6 months to a year as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.

Secondly, pets will 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.

We believe the following schedules gives 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
 

At time of neuter/spay - Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health)

Every 12 months - Wellness exam to evaluate general health, weight, diet, parasites checks, etc.

Green 

Every 12 months - Wellness exam to evaluate general health, weight, diet, parasites checks, etc. 

If indicated by exam findings or clinical signs - Basic Wellness Panel (a blood test checking red and white blood cell counts and a more comprehensive internal organ screen)

Yellow 

Every 6 to 12 months - Wellness exam to evaluate general health, weight, diet, parasites checks, etc.

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

Red 

Every 6 months - Wellness exam and Golden Years Health Profile (comprehensive interal organ screen including Thyriod testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts)