Mullumbimby Veterinary Clinic

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Annual Health Checks

Pets, on average, age five to eight times faster than humans. By age two, most pets have already reached adulthood and 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.

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. Annual checks are also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other issues.

 

HEALTH CHECK LIST

The most important annual health screenings for dogs and cats:

Adult dogs (1-6 years)

  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite checks and control
  • Heart check
  • Dental health
  • Blood test- Biochemistry and Haematology
  • Urinalysis- Kidney disease

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Chest radiograph
  • Thyroid check

 

Adult cats (1-6 years)

  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite checks and control
  • Heart check
  • Dental health
  • Blood test- Biochemistry and Haematology
  • Urinalysis- Kidney disease

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

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