Annual health and dental checks can help your vet diagnose, treat or even prevent your pet’s problems before they become life threatening.
Check-ups are also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other issues you’re having with your pet.
Because pets age quicker than humans, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The risk of disease such as osteoarthritis, heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, dental disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.
Did you know?
• Pets age on average up to seven times faster than humans. • By the age of 2, most pets have already reached adulthood. • By age 4, many pets are entering middle age. • By age 7, many dogs, particularly larger breeds, are entering their senior years.
With advancing veterinary care our pets are now living longer than ever. However, chances are that many may experience a potentially serious illness during their lifetime.
Health and dental checklist
Our vets perform comprehensive health examinations of your pet.
All appointments are 15 minutes duration and include a 12-point health examination:
Hands-on physical examination and discussion of any health concerns.
Heart and lung auscultation (listening through a stethoscope.
Abdominal palpation for organ abnormalities.
Skin and coat examination.
Dental and oral health assessment.
Eye and ear examination.
Vaccination and preventative, healthcare planning.
Lump check and examination.
Weight assessment and dietary advice.
Lameness, pain, joint and arthritis examination.
Exercise recommendations and rehabilitation programs.
Assistance with behaviour problems and training.
Depending on the exam findings our vets may recommend further tests to assess your pet’s health.
These may include:
blood tests to check how the body is working
urinalysis and faecal analysis
thyroid function check
blood pressure check
fine needle aspirate to help assess lumps
Call us today on 9275 9283 to book a health check for your pet with one of our vets.
If you’re one of our many satisfied clients, please consider referring us.
Just ask your friend to mention your pet’s name when they book. As our client, you’ll receive a $25 voucher from us, to come off your pet’s next consultation or spend on products available in our reception – and so will your friend!