As pets age, they encounter many of the very same health challenges that we do, including high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, liver and kidney disease, and vision loss. Many of these conditions manifest as symptoms of "aging" such as lethargy, decreased energy, and behavioral changes. More than 8 million dogs in the US suffer from heart disease and nearly 75% of all senior dogs have some kind of heart issues. Unfortunately, many of these issues go undetected and unrecognized.   


To keep your pets healthy, it is important to consistently monitor their health through diagnostic testing that can identify potential imbalances before they become bigger issues. For pets age 5 years old and older, these health markers can indicate potential future health crises. For example, untreated high blood pressure can lead to vision problems, heart disease, stroke, seizures, and brain damage. Undiagnosed and untreated glaucoma is not only very painful for your pet but can also lead to cloudy vision and blindness. Partnering with your veterinarian to test for potential issues is critical to maintaining good health.      


At Longevity Veterinary Center we offer a special Senior Testing Package that combines the most important tests for aging pets: blood pressure testing, ECG (electrocardiogram), full body x-rays, and tonometry (eye pressure). These tests can show abnormalities in the heart, lungs, and other organs; detect inflammation and glaucoma in the eyes; indicate kidney, heart, or Cushing's disease; and look for bladder stones, fluid in the lungs, and irregular heart rhythms. Identifying problems early is the key to being able to address any concerns and cultivate longevity with lifestyle changes, integrative therapies, supplements, or medications.      


By combining these diagnostic tests into a specific package, we are able to discount the laboratory costs to you by nearly 50%! In addition, for the month of March (2024) we are offering an additional 10% off our Senior Testing Package to help you keep your older pet healthy and happy for years to come.      


Book your pet's Senior Testing Package now by calling us at (973) 606-1101.