Senior Pet Months
Did you know that animals over 8 years of age are considered seniors?
Our animals start to show signs of aging at this point in their life.
As pets age it becomes important to have check-ups at least every 6 months, to enable earlier detection of aging problems. See our seniors care advice on our website for some of the common health complaints in older animals.
June and July are senior’s months at All Creatures on Hoddle.
Book in for your seniors check-up now.
Seniors consultation will include a full examination, blood pressure check, and urine concentration and biochemical check. These procedures can help to detect early signs of a number of serious diseases including liver disease, kidney failure and diabetes mellitus in our older pets.
During our seniors months this will result in a total saving of $84.70.
Blood testing can enable early detection of many diseases of older animals.
It is especially recommend for animals experiencing weight loss, increased thirst, increased urination or decreased urine concentration. During the months of June and July blood screening on senior animals will be available for the reduced price of $115 (usually $178).
All other procedures booked as a result of senior consultations in June and July will be eligible for a 20% discount.
Arthritis supplement samples will be available for owners of animals where this is a concern. Arthritis is extremely common in our older animals, and some diets and nutritional supplements will aid in relieving mild symptoms.
Call the clinic to make an appointment for your seniors check-up on (03) 9415 8288. At the time of your appointment if possible please bring a first of the morning sample of urine for testing. For cats if they are not let outside prior to their appointment we may be able to collect a sample while you are here. Urine pots are available at the clinic on request, otherwise a clean, soap free (rinsed) jar or plastic container is adequate.