Whatever their age, annual health checks are an important part of your pet’s healthcare routine. Our pets are unable to tell us when they are feeling poorly so regular checks by your vet team are recommended to ensure they stay fit, happy and healthy and so we can spot signs of any issues sooner rather than later. We’ll work with you to provide the best advice and treatment.
We will discuss your pet’s general health, daily routines and give them a full clinical examination. The preventative approach really is the best way to ensure we give your pet the best care.
Your appointment will cover*:
- Vaccinations and re-start if required
- Parasite check and advice
- Weight check and advice
- General wellbeing and behaviour
- Lumps and bumps
- Listen-in to heart and lungs
- Skin and coat
- Eyes and ears
- Movement and mobility
- Teeth and gums
- Internal organs
- Anal glands
If you haven’t seen your vet in while or are behind with routine treatments, don’t worry - we’ll get you back on track and ensure your pet is in the best shape.
How can I make an appointment for a health check?
How often should my pet have a health check?
It really depends on the individual pet. For most, a health check can be combined with your annual booster appointment although if you haven’t seen us in a while, it’s advisable to book a health check at least once a year so we can provide the best options for you in terms of re-starting vaccinations, general health and parasite control. Regular health checks will also help us to spot the signs of any problems sooner.
What happens during a health check appointment?
One of our vets or nurses will check your pet’s skin, eyes, ears, paws, teeth and gums and chat to you about any changes to their daily routine so that we can provide the best healthcare advice and identify any concerns as soon as possible. We’ll talk you through some advice for home care and may also recommend additional treatments or services as a result.
As we head into the summer months, what will my vet be looking for?
We often see an increase in skin diseases and in particular flea cases, as warmer conditions are ideal for flea pupae to hatch. Now would be a good time to check you are up to date with your parasite treatment. As we start to head outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather with our pets, our team will also discuss additional vaccinations with you to ensure your pet is protected against diseases like kennel cough which affects dogs.
*Health check will be charged at our standard consultation rate. Any additional services or treatment will be charged separately.