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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 a minimum of once a year (preferable every 6 months in our older patients) as well as run some routine screening tests/bloodwork 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 chart below to see how old your pet is in equivalent human years. (Remember 1kg= 2.2lbs!!) So a 10kg pet is approximately 22lbs weight.