Sahara Pines Animal Hospital

6533 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89146-2909

(702)876-7580

saharapinesah.com

Why do our pets need surveillance screening?

Our pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel 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.

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 pet's 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 live a longer, healthier life.

These are approximations and may vary by gender, species and breed.

Lilac 

As indicated by health and before anesthetic - Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health)

Green

As indicated by health and before anesthetic - Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health)

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

Yellow

Every 12 months - Senior Health Profile (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) 

 

Sahara Pines Animal Hospital Las Vegas, NV Age chart