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*This package is for healthy dogs and cats only. It is to be used as a health screening tool. This package can only be used once in a pet's lifetime. If medical conditions exist, this Senior Health Package pricing can not be utilized and normal pricing will be charged.
Clinic Package includes:
Thanks to more frequent veterinary visits and higher quality pet foods, dogs and cats are living longer and healthier lives. As pets live longer the chance of developing more age related diseases increases. Pets can potentially develop similar diseases as elderly people such as, arthritic changes, kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, thyroid diseases, and many others. Veterinary care is possibly the most important for your pet as they age. Catching many diseases early can possibly prolong your pet’s life substantially .
The most important step you can take as a pet owner in keeping your pet healthy is bringing him or her to the vet at least every 6 months for a comprehensive health examination because every year that passes is the equivalent to 5-7 people years. Senior care starts with the veterinary exam, which is needed to help catch and delay the onset or progress of disease and for the early detection of problems such as organ failure and arthritic changes.
Client education and laboratory testing are also key components of the senior exam.
Laboratory testing is extremely important in understanding the status of your pet’s health. Blood work can catch a problem well before you ever notice something is wrong. Most often by the time you notice there is a problem such as drinking too much or urinating too much you dog or cat may only have 1/3 of his or her kidney function remaining. Normal blood work acts as a ‘baseline’ of your pets health, while even minor changes in lab results may indicate an underlying disease.
Your pet's nutrition and exercise requirements change as they age. There are specially formulated veterinary diets to help meet your pets health needs. All dogs over the age of 7 should be on nutritional supplements such a a high quality joint supplements to help prevent or slow down the progression of arthritis.(be careful of what you may find in pet stores, Dr. Arpino reccomeneds only getting supplements through your veterinarian or reccomeneded by your veterinarian as there are many poor quality and counterfeit products ont the market). Do NOT give your pet Aspirin, Advil, Tylenol, Motrin or any other medication not prescribed by your veterinarian as they can cause severe long term and potentially fatal problems for your pet. We will help you formulate a proper protocol of food, supplement and exercise along with proper anti-inflammatory therapy if needed. Just as our joints may get achy and our muscles may get weaker as we get older, our pets do as well, the only difference is our pets will not tell us if they are uncomfortable.
Boulevard Veterinary Group carries the highest quality products for the continued health of your pet.
Dr. Arpino will work with each pet family to help formulate a diagnostic and/or treatment plan that is best for both your dog or cat and your family.
New clients receive a 20% discount off of the first Office Exam.
Sign-up using the form or call us at 718.448.3680 (Castleton Ave. Office) or 718.980.6491 (Hylan Blvd. Office) to take advantage of this exclusive offer.