Sifton Park Veterinary Clinic

13680 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5A 4Y3


Why do our pets need surveillance screening?

Firstly, our pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel off colour or unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every

6-12 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 pets live longer, healthier lives.

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


Every 12 months - Physical Examination and Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health) and Urine Specific Gravity (a urine test to check how well the kidneys concentrate urine) 


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


Every 6 months - Physical Examination

Every 12 months - Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including electrolytes, red and white cell counts and Thyroid testing) and Urine Analysis


Every 6 months - Physical Examination and Senior Health Profile including Urine Analysis