Serenity Cat Hospital, Inc. - Bakersfield, CA - Screenings

Serenity Cat Hospital, Inc.

3000 Taft Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93313


Serenity Cat Hospital, Inc. 
Why do our cats need surveillance screening?

First, our beloved pets can't speak, so they have a hard time telling us if they feel sick or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every SIX MONTHS as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.

In addition to screening test, every cat should, early in life,  be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids to establish their status. Also, any new cat coming into a household, any sick cat or any cat that may have been exposed the viral disease from a cat fight should be tested.  It is a simple in hospital test and takes about 10 minutes.  

Second, cats are really good at hiding their illnesses. They can mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in a colony situation. Therefore baseline bloodwork is essential to track the health of every cat. 

Use the age chart below to find your cats' 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.

Age chart


Every 12 months - Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health)

Every 6 months - Urine Specific Gravity ( a urine test to check how well the kidneys concentrate urine - there is no charge for this test) 


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

Every 6 months - Urine Specific Gravity  


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

Every 6 months - Urine Specific Gravity +/- Urine Dipstick  


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