Senior Wellness Care

Senior pets undergo changes in organs and tissues similar to aging / elderly humans. It is well known that older animals have a higher incidence of such conditions as major organ failure, benign and malignant tumors, arthritis, and loss of hearing and vision as well as dental disease. What is important to know as a pet owner that many of the chronic disorders and disease processes seen in older pets can be medically controlled, and in some cases resolved, if they are detected early enough.

It is important that we shift the way we think from treating sick animals to early detection of disease. This improves the chances that older pets will live longer, happier, and better quality lives. Our goal is to work with you to help your pets live as long and as comfortable as possible by offering the best in medical surveillance and preventative care.

Certain breeds “age” faster than others. It has been long known that smaller breeds live longer than giant breeds. For practical purposes, we will consider dogs and cats over eight years old senior, and dogs (over 90lbs) senior at seven years.

The programs we have designed are aimed at early discovery and control of the risk factors of diseases and the early detection of sub-clinical diseases in aging pets. It begins with the pet entering its senior years and will be continued through the ensuing years. The Senior Care Basic Program is the minimal baseline protocol for older pets.

This program is for pets in the senior years that are considered “healthy” by you and the doctor. This includes a detailed history, including diet, behavior, and medical history, a thorough physical exam, a group of tests that will include blood, urine, stool, and test on the eyes, EKG, and blood pressure.

The Senior Care Plus is the minimum for a pet that is experiencing signs and/or symptoms of a disorder or dogs or cats that have breed-specific age-related problems. The program includes the above, plus a chest X-ray and abdominal ultrasound. All program services will be provided at a discount.

A consultation with the doctor to discuss results and recommendations will follow. If abnormalities are identified on baseline testing, then additional tests might be necessary. You will also receive a written summary of results and recommendations.

We hope you agree that these programs provide a wonderful opportunity for us to truly provide the finest care available for older animals.

Aging Pets Need More Care and Attention
Bring your aging pets to us today to keep them healthy, happy, and active.

Keep this comparative age chart in mind when caring for your cat or dog:
Pet 1 Year / Human 15 Years
Pet 2 Years / Human 24 Years
Pet 4 Years / Human 32 Years
Pet 7 Years / Human 45 Years
Pet 10 Years / Human 56 Years
Pet 20 Years / Human 96 Years

Canine Senior PlansFeline Senior Plans

Canine Senior Wellness Programs

Basic

$ 519

annual fee
  • You save $344 with this program (that’s 40%!)!
  • Exam or Consultation (non-plan fee: $75)
  • Comprehensive Blood Test (non-plan fee: $202)
  • Thyroid Screening (non-plan fee: $200)
  • Urinalysis (non-plan fee: $75.50)
  • Stool Analysis (non-plan fee: $57)
  • EKG (non-plan fee: $86)
  • Eye Pressure (non-plan fee: $59)
  • Schirmer Tear Test (non-plan fee: $36)
  • Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia & Anaplasma Test (non-plan fee: $73)

Plus

$ 859

annual fee
  • You save $574.50 with this program (more than 40%!)!
  • Exam or Consultation (non-plan fee: $75)
  • Comprehensive Blood Test (non-plan fee: $202)
  • Thyroid Screening (non-plan fee: $200)
  • Urinalysis (non-plan fee: $75.50)
  • Stool Analysis (non-plan fee: $57)
  • EKG (non-plan fee: $86)
  • Eye Pressure (non-plan fee: $59)
  • Schirmer Tear Test (non-plan fee: $36)
  • Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia & Anaplasma Test (non-plan fee: $73)
  • PLUS: Chest X-Ray (non-plan fee: $165)
  • PLUS: Abdominal Ultrasound (non-plan fee: $405)

Feline Senior Wellness Programs

Basic

$ 459

annual fee
  • You save $376.50 with this program (that’s 45%!)!
  • Exam or Consultation (non-plan fee: $75)
  • Comprehensive Blood Test (non-plan fee: $200)
  • Thyroid Screening (non-plan fee: $200)
  • Urinalysis (non-plan fee: $75.50)
  • Stool Analysis (non-plan fee: $57)
  • EKG (non-plan fee: $86)
  • Blood Pressure (non-plan fee: $57)
  • Feline Leukemia, AIDS & Heartworm Test (non-plan fee: $83)

Plus

$ 845

annual fee
  • You save $560 with this program (more than 40%!)!
  • Exam or Consultation (non-plan fee: $75)
  • Comprehensive Blood Test (non-plan fee: $200)
  • Thyroid Screening (non-plan fee: $200)
  • Urinalysis (non-plan fee: $75.50)
  • Stool Analysis (non-plan fee: $57)
  • EKG (non-plan fee: $86)
  • Blood Pressure (non-plan fee: $57)
  • Feline Leukemia, AIDS & Heartworm Test (non-plan fee: $83)
  • PLUS: Chest X-Ray (non-plan fee: $153)
  • PLUS: Abdominal Ultrasound (non-plan fee: $385)

Again, we hope you agree that these programs provide a wonderful opportunity of the finest care available for your aging pets. Please feel free to ask the doctors or our staff any questions and schedule your pet for one of these programs.

Sincerely,
Dr. Alison Rhein DVM
Dr. Suzanne Ravitz DVM
Dr. Lindsay Whisher DVM

Call us at 631-271-8383 to schedule your pet for one of these exceptional advanced-care programs.