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Vets@St Clair

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.

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: There is little more satisfying as a pet owner and veterinarian of beating disease to the punch! They’re also a great opportunity to discuss nutrition, behaviour or any other issues.

Call us today to book a health check for your pet with us.

What's Involved?

It all starts with a physical examination - this looks fairly straight forward but it involves collating a large amount of information and comparing it with what we expect to be 'normal'. Veterinary partner has some information on it here:

The physical examination gives us an indication of further tests that we may need to perform, treatments that are indicated (eg vaccinations) or procedures that may benefit your pet. Ideally we get to tell you that everything looks fine!