For our geriatric patients we take a holistic approach. Based on lifestyle, activity level and current health status we can make recommendations. We often recommend a blood test to check for thyroid function. Other tests include liver and kidney function and complete blood counts. We perform a panel of these tests to determine the overall health of your pet.
Nutrition counselling is very important as our older pets start to require diets that are lower in phosphorus and protein. We also have diets to control obesity and slow the aging process.