Home Veterinary Services, LLC

37 Church Hill Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611



Why should I think about surveillance screening for my pet?

Firstly, our pets can't speak; they cannot tell us if they're not feeling well or have any other indicators of internal illness. An annual physical exam (more frequently in our aging pets) and routine screening tests allow us 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.


At 12 months - Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health), Heartworm test for dogs

                          - Urine Specific Gravity (a urine test to check how well the kidneys concentrate urine) 


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

                                 - Urine Analysis  


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

                                - Urine Analysis  


Every 6 months - Golden Years Health Profile (comprehensive interal organ screen including Thyriod testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts)