Valley Lakes Veterinary Clinic

415 N. Wilson Rd.
Round Lake, IL 60073

(847)270-0880

valleylakesvet.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 every 6 months as well as run some 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 6 month preventive care exams and 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.

Ask us about our preventive care packages which include twice yearly preventive care exams and yearly blood work for adult and senior pets.

Blue/
Lilac 

Every 12 months - Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health)

Every 6 months - Intestinal Parasite Screening (a stool test to check for parasites such as hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia)

Green

Every 12 months - Annual Health Profile (a blood test checking red and white blood cell counts and a more comprehensive internal organ screen)

Every 6 months - Intestinal Parasite Screening (a stool test to check for parasites such as hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia)

Yellow

Every 12 months - Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes, red and white cell counts and urine screen)

Every 6 months - Intestinal Parasite Screening (a stool test to check for parasites such as hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia)

Red

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