Senior Pet Wellness Plans
When your pet reaches the ‘golden years’ of life, it’s time to celebrate!
Just as our bodies complain a little more as we grow older, the same is typically true for our pets. And just like us, diagnosing and treating geriatric conditions early offers the best chance for successful outcomes.
That’s why we believe in screening for geriatric diseases as our pets age because the reasons to do so are compelling.
10 Good Reasons To Arrange A Senior Wellness Plan Check-Up Now
- 78% of dogs over 3 years have dental disease
- 50% of dogs over 10 have arthritis
- 41% of dogs at 10 years of age are obese
- 10% of dogs over 10 have kidney disease
- 12% of dogs have chronic liver disease
- 12% of dogs have severe hormone imbalance causing life threatening conditions (Cushings disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, etc).
- 20% of female dogs over the age of 8 have urinary incontinence
- 32% of pets die from cancer. Females are 3 times more prone to it.
- UP to 25% of dogs over 8 have skin tumours
- 12% of dogs over 8 have heart disease
- 6.5% of dogs have stones in their bladder
Eltham Veterinary Practice offers a Senior Wellness Plan that includes your annual vaccination, twice yearly examinations, screening blood tests and urine tests at a discounted rate: you save over $50 and get peace of mind that we are staying on top of your pet’s health concerns. All pets on a Senior Wellness Plan also receive other discounts for veterinary care through the year.
The Full List of the Senior Wellness Plan offer is as follows:
|What is Included?||Why Does it Help My Pet?|
|Annual Vaccination||As with all pets vaccinations are an important part of our health care recommendations.|
|1/2 Yearly Health Check||"Twice for life" refers to the great benefits of seeing your senior pet 2 times per year for a comprehensive exam.|
|Unlimited Consults*||Early detection will ensure your pet can stay with us as long as possible. We would encourage you to come in and visit us with any questions or concerns throughout the year.|
|Yearly Blood Test||We run a 52-part haematology and biochemistry test including assessment of kidneys, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, protein levels, electrolytes, diabetes, bone marrow function, red and white cell counts, and platelets to ensure we have the best picture of your pets inner health|
|Yearly Urine Test||A urine test can give us the earliest sign of kidney disease as well as check for other common problems such as bladder infections, diabetes, liver disease, and tumours.|
|15% off Blood Pressure Checks||Pets (especially cats) with heart or kidney problems have much better outcomes with regular monitoring of their blood pressure.|
|10% off Parasite Control||As part of a complete preventative program we include all forms of parasite control. We strongly recommend year round control of heartworms, intestinal worms, and fleas.|
|* Any additional fees resulting from the consultation exam (such as further diagnostic testing, blood work, and/or medications) are the responsibility of the owner on the day of the exam.|
Dr. Eden Clark
Eden is a Diamond Creek girl who knows and loves the Eltham area. Eden desired to become a vet from a very young age and spent much of her childhood caring for wildlife, including housing bees overnight in homemade enclosures and feeding them sugar syrup until they were recuperated! It was her strong compassion that drove her desire to become a veterinarian.
After 6 years of study, Eden graduated from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She has been lucky enough to spend the last 3 months travelling abroad through Central and South America with her partner before joining our team.