Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic

955 1st Avenue
Cumberland, WI 54829


Why do our pets need

surveillance screening?

Our pets can't speak; they cannot tell us if they feel off-color or unwell, or if they have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 12 months as well as run routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent. This is what our Annual Healthscreen with Heartworm Test and our Feline Health Screen look for.

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 pet's age in "people" years and the screening test recommended for each stage of his or her life.

We believe these screenings give us the best chance of helping your pets live longer, healthier lives.

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