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.

Annual health checks can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat, or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening. They’re also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour, or any other questions regarding your pet that you may have.

During a health check consultation, the vet will perform a thorough assessment on your pet which will involve checking the following:

  • Heart and lungs
  • Temperature
  • Ears
  • Eyes
  • Mouth
  • Musculoskeletal system: Checking for any signs of arthritis, joint pain, or muscle weakness