Share on Facebook2Share on Google+0Tweet about this on Twitter

Like humans, dogs and cats experience physical change as they grow older. Signs of aging develop slowly – more naps during the day, a little extra weight around the middle, maybe a few gray hairs. When your dog or cat shows signs of aging, you can take greater responsibility for his/her care to make the later years happy and healthy ones. This care includes a possible change in diet, exercise habits, and most importantly more frequent veterinary checkups to insure early detection of any health problems. To meet the specialized needs of the geriatric dog or cat (6 to 8 years old, depending on breed), Irvine Veterinary Services suggests a yearly Senior Pet Care Exam. Within the course of two office visits, an IVS Veterinarian will thoroughly review the results of the exam and diagnostic tests, which include:

Senior Canine Preventative Care Program

This program includes:

  1. Two senior care exams* performed by one of our veterinarians
  2. Canine senior blood profile, heartworm test and fecal
  3. Urinalysis
  4. Pedicure
  5. Valid for one year

*Canine Senior Care Exam includes:

  1. Eye pressure, tear production test
  2. Blood pressure

Senior Feline Preventative Care Program

This program includes:

  1. Two senior care exams* performed by one of our veterinarians
  2. Feline senior blood profile
  3. Urinalysis
  4. Pedicure
  5. Valid for one year

*Feline Senior Care Exam includes:

  1. Eye pressure test
  2. Blood pressure

The exam is quick and easy for both client and patient and consists of an initial exam visit followed by a return visit within 1-2 days to review results. Along with a full explanation of test results, the Veterinarian may recommend diet or exercise changes, medication, and other health maintenance programs.

IVS is dedicated to promoting a long and happy life for both you and your pet! Give us a call to set up an appointment for our Senior Pet Care Exam at either of our Irvine locations.

Northpark (714) 573-1890
University Park (949) 786-0990