Junior Wellness Profile – Once A Year

For Pets Under Age 7

The junior wellness profile is a series of tests to determine the overall health of our young adult pets. The goal is to detect an illness or disease before the pet becomes symptomatically ill and be able to treat the illness sooner rather than later. By intervening sooner, the quality of life may be improved and extended. A wellness profile ran at an early age, before problems occur also is a very valuable reference point for future diagnostics.

Get your pets off to a good healthy start in life. Annual Junior Wellness Exams can help by preventing and treating problems early on. These tests also give us a baseline for comparison in later years. Our Junior Wellness Profiles are available by appointment. You will receive lab results the following business day.

When is my pet considered a junior pet?

Most dogs and all cats are considered “juniors” or young adults between 1 and 6 years of age.

Should junior pets be examined more than once a year?

Yes, we recommend twice yearly examinations for pets of all ages.

Do junior pets need any additional tests?

Junior pets should have a Junior Wellness Profile performed every 12 months.

Why Is Annual Wellness Blood Work Important?

What exactly is included on the Junior Wellness Profile?

The Junior Wellness Profile includes the following: (These tests give a good overall picture of your junior pet’s health)

  • Comprehensive Physical Exam by a Veterinarian
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • 11 Chemistry Blood Test (To help identify medical issues in the early stages so your pet can be diagnosed and treated properly. Such as:)
    • Anemia
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes
    • Infection
    • Inflammation
    • Diseases of the heart, intestines, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and thyroid

If all tests are normal, it can provide us with baseline data for future healthcare needs, and can give you the most important thing: peace of mind.

Are there any signs or symptoms that a pet owner should watch for in their junior pet?
  • Loss of house training
  • Increased thirst or urination
  • Excessive Panting
  • Changes in activity level
  • Tremors or seizures
  • Skin and hair coat changes
  • Decrease or changes in grooming habits
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Altered appetite
  • Weight change
  • Any other abnormal behavior

Just like humans, your pets can benefit from annual check-ups to keep them healthy and catch problems early on before they become life threatening