Animal Hospital of Kentwood

1538 44th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

(616)538-2470

animalhospitalofkentwood.com

Why do our pets need surveillance screening?

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 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 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 pet's live longer, healthier lives.

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

Blue/
Lilac 

Every 12 months - Heartworm check and yearly health screen (a blood test checking internal organs, red and white blood cell counts and electrolytes) and fecal test

Every 12 months- Wellness exam

Green

Every 12 months - Heartworm check and yearly health screen (a blood test checking internal organs, red and white blood cell counts and electrolytes) and fecal test

Every 12 months - Wellness exam

Yellow

Every 12 months - Senior Health Profile (blood test checking internal organs, red and white blood cell counts and electrolytes) Urinalysis, blood pressure, heartworm check and fecal test

Every 6 months- Wellness exam

Red

Every 12 months - Senior Health Profile (blood test checking internal organs, red and white blood cell counts and electroloytes), Urinalysis, blood pressure Heartworm check and fecal test

Every 6 months -Wellness exam