Greenbrier Animal Hospital

11040 Cedar Lake Road
Minnetonka, MN 55305

(952)542-1012

greenbrieranimalhospital.net

Why do our pets need screening?

Firstly, 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.

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 age chart below to find your pets 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's live longer, healthier lives.

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

Blue/
Lilac 

Every 12 months - Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health)

Green

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

Yellow

Every 12 months - Senior Health Profile and Urinalysis (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes, red and white cell counts and urine testing to monitor urine concentration) 

Red

Every 6 months - Golden Years Health Profile and Urinalysis (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes, red and white cell counts and urine testing to monitor urine concentration)