Palmetto Animal Clinic Promotes Early Detection Program

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In recognition of National Senior Pet Month in September, Palmetto Animal Clinic is promoting an early detection program to care for pets and catch diseases.

Palmetto Animal Clinic recommends pet owners participate in an early detection program during National Senior Pet Month in September.

Early detection is not one test, series of tests or just one visit. It’s a new way of caring for pets, just like human medicine allows. Medical advancements enable veterinarians to diagnose potential diseases before they become a serious issue, including heartworm, thyroid disease and intestinal parasites. By following a simple program, many diseases can be caught early depending on the age of the pet.

If detected early, 75 percent of common diseases in dogs and 63 percent of common diseases in cats can be prevented by dietary modifications 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.

Early detection of diabetes is extremely important because an early therapy regimen can be more effective and easier on the animal. Detecting and monitoring diabetes early can also prevent damage to other organs.

For more information on early detection programs, please call the Palmetto Animal Clinic today at 864-256-3646.

About the company:

Palmetto Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary clinic in Spartanburg with the unique decor and design of Charleston low country. Services include but are not limited to: veterinary services, pet flea control, boarding, doggie day camp, special cat condo area and on-site puppy training classes.

Palmetto Animal Clinic will always strive to provide excellent care in a modern, pleasant environment. The human animal bond is strong and they understand the integral role pets play in lives. Their goal is to be the best clinic possible and meet or exceed client's expectations. For more information, visit their website at

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Dr. Stefanie Gagliardi
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