Best Friends Animal

3163 Prospector Drive
Casper, WY 82604

(307)235-4889

bestfriendsanimalhealthcenter.com

Why do our pets need Wellness Blood Screening?

Our pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel "off" or unwell. 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.

The earlier in the disease process we diagnose a problem, the more effective our treatments are. We can slow disease progression or even cure when found early. 

Most 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 these 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 

As needed for anesthesia or as indicated by Wellness exams every 6 months - Comprehensive Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health) and Complete Blood count (red and white cell counts)

Green

Every 12 months once over 7 years or as needed for anesthesia or disease monitoring  - Core Health (a blood test checking red and white blood cell counts, thyroid levels and a comprehensive internal organ screen)

Yellow

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

Every 6 months if known elevations or on chronic medications for disease

Red

Every 6 months if known elevations or on chronic medications for disease - Senior Screening (comprehensive internal organ screen including liver and kidney values, Thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts)