Health Checks

Health Checks

Dogs and cats age on average five to eight times faster than humans. By the age of two, most pets have already reached adulthood. At four years of age, many are entering middle age. By seven years old, many cats and dogs, particularly larger 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 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 topics.

HEALTH CHECK LIST

The most important annual health screenings for dogs and cats:

Adult dogs and cats (1-6 years)

  • Titre testing for vaccination assessment
  • Vaccinations if required
  • Parasite check
  • Heart check
  • Dental health check
  • Blood and urine test for wellness check

 

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Thyroid check
  • Eyes check

 

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

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