Walwa Vet Practice

Health Checks

Pets, on average, age five to eight times faster than humans. Because pets age so rapidly, major health changes can occur over a short period of time. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity,arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.

Annual health checks involve a full clinical examination of your pet including checking their eyes, ears, dental health, heart, lungs and skin among many other things. This can help to prevent, identify or even treat a range of problems before they become advanced and potentially life threatening. Annual health checks provide an opportunity for clients to have a detailed discussion with the vet about their individual pet and ask questions about any concerns they may have.

Annual health checks are often performed in combination with yearly vaccinations. When visiting the clinic, please ensure that your animal is adequately controlled. Please have dogs on a lead and cats and other animals in a suitable cage, box, pillow case etc.