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Health Checks

 Dogs and cats age on average, five to eight times faster than humans. Because pets age so rapidly, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The risk of heart disease, arthritis, kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and other serious conditions all increase with age.  Early detection is important and health checks can help your veterinarian diagnose and treat problems early, or even prevent problems occurring altogether, therefore enabling the best possible outcome for your pet.

Annual health checks also offer you a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other relevant topics.

We recommend health checks every 12 months for pets under 7 years of age and every 6 months for pets over 7 years of age. 

HEALTH CHECK LIST

The most important annual health screenings for dogs and cats:

Dogs and cats of all ages

  • Physical examination
  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite check (Intestinal worms, fleas, heartworm)
  • Heart check
  • Dental health check
  • Weight check
  • Blood and urine tests if required

 

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis & mobility check
  • Lump checks
  • Thyroid check

 

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis & mobility check
  • Kidney disease screen
  • Thyroid check
  • Blood pressure check
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