I've read in a couple different places (I don't recall where, but I've seen it more than once - Q&A column with a vet in the local paper was one, I believe) that once a dog is a senior it should actually have a check-up at the vet every 6 months instead of just annually.
Has anyone else heard this or operate under these principles? Our vet has never mentioned it.
If there are issues then I might do every 6 months, otherwise usually just every year for a full blood panel. Remy is on Rimadyl so I do a blood panel every 6 months to check her liver.
♣ Laura ♣
Prudence who is over 10 years (probably close to 13 ) goes once a year for the "works" and then whenever something comes up. She has had strokes and vestibular disease and some lumps that needed to be checked/removed. We've gone 3x this year.
Teresa, mom to Brigetta and Prudence
i've also heard/read that somewhere, however, i only took our previous golden senior in once a year for her annual examine and bloodwork. along the same lines as labby said, since she had no obvious/presenting problems or issues, that worked fine for us.
Once a year here
Samson is on PLT for his old bones but he can get a lick on when a bitch is around