Greenvale Animal Hospital

1 Bradford Ave, Greenvale

After Hours : Advanced Vetcare 9092 0400

Health Checks

On average our pets 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.

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.  For senior pets 6 monthly health checks are recommended.
They’re also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other issues.

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

  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite control
  • Heart and respiratory check
  • Dental health
  • Skin and coat exam
  • Eye exam
  • Body condition score and weight

Additional exams for senior dogs (8+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Blood testing (haematology and biochemistry)
  • Urinalysis

Additional exams for senior cats (10+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Blood testing (haematology and biochemistry)
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood pressure check