Our pets age a lot faster than we do, so they will start needing extra care much earlier in their lifespans. Many pets are adults by the age of two. Large breed dogs are already middle aged at the age of 4 years old and are seniors by the time they reach 7. This rapid aging means that their risk of contracting arthritis, diabetes, cancers and other illnesses which are more prevalent with age, happens a lot earlier in their lifespans than in ours.

Our pets are longer lived today, this means that there is a greater chance of your pet having a serious illness during their lifespan. It is important that annual health checks are maintained. This allows your vet to screen your pet and pick up issues early on. This can help prevent life threatening problems from escalating and in many cases, early diagnosis leads to a better outcome.

Your annual vet check also gives you the opportunity to discuss any problems with your vet. You can also get nutritional advice and other pet care information at the same time.

Call us to book an annual health check for your pet.

Annual health screenings for cats and dogs include:

Adult dogs and cats (1-6 years)

  • Parasite check
  • Vaccinations
  • Heart check
  • Blood tests and chemistry panel
  • Dental health
  • Urinalysis

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Chest radiograph
  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Thyroid check

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

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