@ Regional Veterinary Center
A Practice Limited to Veterinary Dentistry
Excellence in Pet Dentistry - for the Tri-State Area of Western PA, Northeastern OH, and Western NY - Since 1994
Regional Veterinary Center | Millcreek Campus: 3802 Caughey Rd. Erie PA 16506
Regional Veterinary Center| Fairview Campus: 7733 W Ridge Rd. Fairview PA 16415
Detecting and Treating Issues of Aging Before They Cause Symptoms
Life-stage pediatric and adulthood health and dental care provide your loving pet with a solid foundation of health for their golden years. Due to prior pediatric and adulthood vaccination providing solid immunity, there are changes to vaccine recommendations for geriatric pets. Periodic screening for diseases of aging, with the goal of early detection and treatment, become the critical strategy in giving your pet the longest, healthiest, and happiest lifetime.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The geriatric exam is designed to detect health issues of aging before they become significant health threats or cause pain, so that they can be treated effectively ensuring the best possible quality and length of life. In addition to the general physical exam we evaluate closely for dental infection that increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Like wise we evaluate heart sounds for arrythmia and insufficiency. Cataracts are common so we evaluate for glaucoma and uveitis caused by cataracts. Physical exam signs of arthritis are screened for, as well as those of hypothyroidism, cushing disease, and external tumors. By detecting these, and myriad other, health issues early we can help your pet's senior years be as comfortable and as long as possible.
PREVENTIVE DIAGNOSTIC OPTIONS
For those highly motivated to detect and treat diseases of aging before they become problematic, we have a full repertoire of optional, periodic, preventive diagnostics available. In keeping with our philosophy of being health care providers - not up-selling, pushy salespeople - we provide these options comfortably and without pressure.
THE IMPORTANCE OF GERIATRIC DENTAL HEALTH TO LONGEVITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE
There is likely no other area of health that is more critical than dental/oral health to a pet's overall geriatric quality and length of life. Within our periodic geriatric exam we focus on detecting dental disease including but not limited to:
periodontal bone infection around the tooth roots
fractured teeth with abscessed roots
pre-cancerous and cancerous oral tumors
so that detected issues can be treated and alleviated before they cause local or system pain and co-morbid illness.
We care for patients only by pre-scheduled appointment to ensure that each arriving patient has the time needed for their individual care. Before arriving for any reason, always schedule and confirm an appointment with us ahead of time.
The most efficient method for scheduling an appointment is by calling us
toll-free at 888-838-4148