Senior and Geriatric Profile

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The Blood Chemistry Panel Explained

The Senior Profile
(for senior and geriatric patients)

As our dogs and cats enter their senior years, we recognize that they are more likely to have health problems than when they were younger. Their systems are not as resilient. They do not recover as quickly from trauma or disease. It is important to try to stay ahead? of their problems by aggressively screening them for disease. Part of that screening is certainly checking chemistries. We also recommend checking a CBC, complete blood count, and a urinalysis once or twice yearly in senior pets as a routine.

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