Health Checks

Health Checks

On average, dogs and cats age 5-8 times faster than humans.  By two years old, most pets have already reached adulthood.  At age four, many are entering middle age. By age seven, many cats and dogs, particularly large breed dogs, are entering their senior years.

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 annual health checks can help us 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 topics.

Our clinic runs by appointment, so give us a call today to book in your furry friends!

Your pets health check list

The most important annual health screenings for dogs and cats:

 

Dogs and cats of all ages

  • Physical examination
  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite check
  • Heart check
  • Dental health check
  • Blood and urine test

 

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Chest radiograph
  • Thyroid check

 

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

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