Health Checks

Having a regular health examination is important for all of us. It is especially important for our pets who age faster than humans AND can’t always tell us when something is wrong.

Did you know that pets age between 5-8 times faster than humans? Pets are considered a senior when they have exceeded half their life expectancy – this is from 7 years of age for cats and 5-8 years of age for dogs. Senior pets are at increased risk of many diseases.

We recommend an annual health examination for adult dogs and cats – this is usually performed with pets’ annual vaccination. Senior and geriatric pets should have an annual blood test along with their health examination.

Having a regular health examination will help detect and treat many health problems before they progress – including dental disease, skin problems, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, cancers.

An annual health examination also provides a great opportunity to talk about which foods are best for your pet, protecting your family from parasites and any other topics you need to discus with our staff. 


The most important annual health screenings for dogs and cats:

Dogs and cats of all ages

  • Physical examination
  • Heart check
  • Dental health check
  • Vaccinations


Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Skin check for cancers


Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Thyroid screen
  • Kidney disease screen
  • Blood pressure