“Early Detection is the most powerful tool
for creating and maintaining good health.“
Did you know?
- According to a study by the Pet Health and Nutrition Center, Corning, NY, 2000: if detected early, 74.7% of common diseases in canines and 63% of common diseases in felines can be prevented by dietary modifications alone over a one-year period.
- Kidney disease is one of the major causes of illness and death in dogs and cats, but symptoms do not usually appear until 2/3 of kidney function has been lost. If caught early, the animal can live with this condition for many years.
- Unlike some organs, the liver has the ability to regenerate. If caught early and provided proper treatment, chances of recovery are good.
- Advanced urinary tract disease is often accompanied by formation of crystals or stones in the lower urinary tract. In some cats, especially males, formation of stones can lead to pain and even death. Early detection can prevent or control the formation of stones.
- Early detection of diabetes is extremely important because treatment will be more effective and damage to other organs can be prevented.
It is always better to prevent a disease, or catch it early, than to try to treat it at a later stage.
Early detection means
- Catching an imbalance before it develops into a disease
- Catching a disease in an early stage when it is more treatable
- Catching tendencies your pet may have for developing a disease over time (for example, your cat may have a tendency to develop diabetes)
“Veterinarians know that early detection allows problems to be treated more easily and more affordably, and usually results in a better outcome for the pet.”
— American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) June, 2003