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Comprehensive Physical Examinations

At Waunakee Vet Clinic we stress wellness above all.  With many illnesses, early detection makes all the difference! Our senior pets receive a thorough exam which will help your veterinarian to detect disease or cancer.  The physical exam allows for an evaluation of a tip of nose to tip of tail exam, which includes the following:

  • Eye exam
  • Ear exam
  • Lymph node ("glands") palpation
  • Evaluating and measuring of skin and subcutaneous masses ("lumps and bumps")
  • Abdominal palpation
  • Joint mobility
  • Body weight trend

Senior Pet Blood Screen and Urinalysis

Our suggested senior wellness screening panel is as follows:

  • Blood chemistries: allows us to assess whole body function
  • Kidney function (BUN, Creatinine, Phosphorus)
  • Gastrointestinal tract (Protein, electrolytes)
  • Liver Function (ALT, ALP, GGT, Bilirubin, Albumin)
  • Regulatory hormones (Glucose, Calcium)

Complete Blood Count: an assessment of red and white blood cells size, shape and amounts which may indicate diseases such as infection, cancers, bone marrow issues, bleeding disorders

Thyroid level:  to help determine if your pet's thyroid hormone (the metabolism hormone) is low or high which can govern weight gain or loss, energy level and appetite.

Urinalysis: an analysis of a urine sample to check for a bladder infection and assess kidney function

Chest Radiographs

Checking chest radiographs (x-rays) will help get a clear picture of your pet's internal organs.  X-rays can provide important medical information to Dr. Arnett and Dr. Abrams that blood tests, urinalysis, and physical exams may not.  Chest tumors are virtually undetectable without x-rays.  Chest x-rays can allow us to evaluate heart size and lung patterns, as well.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Hugo our Great Pyrenees loves Waunakee Vet Clinic and also how fabulous he looks after his shampoo, cut, and blow out from his leading stylist Courtney!!!!!
    Best staff and always so welcoming!
    5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
    Tami H.
  • "Our family put our trust in Dr. Arnett and his staff when our cat was bitten by a dog.. Dr Wes and his staff took great care of us and our cat, Niko, immediately on a Saturday morning. Niko ended up needing a leg amputation and had to stay for a few days. Once again his staff was awesome and their facility allowed us to fine and visit him one on one in our own private area. Highly recommend!!"
    Michael F.