Brighton Animal Hospital and Boarding Kennel, PC

723 Linden Ave
Rochester, NY 14625

(585)586-1462

brightonanimal.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 at the very  least annually,  and may recommend  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 - Annual Physical Exam

Before spay/neuter surgery - Pre-surgical blood profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health before anesthesia and surgery.

Green

Every 12 months - Annual Physical Exam.  Annual Health Profile may be recommended (a blood test checking red and white blood cell counts and a more comprehensive internal organ screen).

  

Yellow

Every 12 months - Annual Physical Exam.  Senior Health Blood Profile may be recommended (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts and urine specific gravity).

  

Red

Every 6 months - Golden Years Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts)