Health Checks

Pets, on average, age five to eight times faster than humans. By age two, most pets have already reached adulthood. At age four, many are entering middle age. By age seven, many dogs, particularly larger breeds, are entering their senior years.

Because pets age so rapidly, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity,arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.

Unfortunately, all too often we see beloved pets in the latter stages of a treatable/preventable disease or organ problem with only a very short amount of time to spend with their distraught family.

Today’s pets are living longer than ever, chances are that many may experience a potentially serious illness during their lifetime. Annual health checks can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening.
They’re also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other issues.

We have a large number of patients who have recently been diagnosed with thyroid problems, diabetes, Cushings Disease, heart disease, renal disease, liver disease, incontinence or other treatable problems. Happily, because of frequent Health Checks, the majority of these beloved pets are now thriving on their prescrbed medications!

Call us today to book a health check for your pet with one of our vets.

HEALTH CHECK LIST

The most important annual health screenings for dogs and cats:

Adult dogs and cats (1-6 years)

  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite check
  • Heart check
  • Dental health
  • Blood test
  • Chemistry panel
  • Urinalysis

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Chest radiograph
  • Thyroid check

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Renal disease screen
  • Thyroid check
  • Blood pressure check
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Clinic Hours
 
We’re open 6 days a week by appointment. We also offer Home Visits if you are unable to bring your pet in, or would prefer the convenience of a Home Visit during consultation hours.

Give us a call to book an appointment today!

 

(Please note: We perform surgeries Monday - Friday from 12noon to 3pm.)
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Mon         9am - 6pm

Tue          9am - 6pm

Wed         9am - 6pm

Thu          9am - 6pm

Fri            9am - 6pm

Sat           9am - 3pm

Sun          CLOSED

 

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