Animals are relatively similar to humans in that, as they age, they need more and different types of care. At the Irvine Pet Complex, we understand that animals age at a much faster and more dramatic rate than humans because their projected life span is quite a bit shorter. This means that we have to catch diseases, such as heart disease or a kidney problem, as soon as possible.
Did you know that the majority of debilitating problems associated with age in most animals can be remedied or eased with early detection? When detected early, problems can be treated before they cause too much pain. Our veterinary lab is set up to help us detect the signs of these problems.
When you visit us, we recommend that you bring a stool sample with you in a clean container (a sandwich bag is great)—this gives us a sample for testing without causing your pet undue trauma during its examination.
We are not just looking to extend the life of your animal with our comprehensive veterinary care, because we believe that the quality of life is just as important as the quantity and we work with you to plan the appropriate care to ensure that your pet has a long and happy life.