Bomaderry Veterinary Hospital

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Health Checks

Pets, on average, age five to eight times faster than humans. 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 and 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.

HEALTH CHECK LIST

The most important annual health screenings for dogs and cats:

Adult dogs and cats (1-6 years)

  • Vaccinations

  • Parasite check

  • Heart check

  • Dental health

  • Blood test

  • Chemistry panel

  • Urinalysis

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check

  • Chest radiograph

  • Thyroid check

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check

  • Renal disease screen

  • Thyroid check

  • Blood pressure check