Bringing your dog in for a yearly health check is an essential part of ensuring they live a happy and healthy life. When you bring your dog in for their annual check, an experienced vet will thoroughly examine your pet to evaluate their physical health, ask you questions about their daily routines, and address any concerns you might have.
Our examinations include:
- Eye and ear examinations
- Rectal examination
- Dental examination
- Neurologic evaluation
- Cardiovascular evaluation
- Weight evaluation and nutrition counselling
- Coat and skin evaluation
- Abdominal palpation
- Urinary system evaluation
- Reproductive system evaluation
- Musculoskeletal evaluation
- Lung evaluation
- Behavioural counselling
Why do I need to bring my dog in for a yearly check-up?
Most animals remain perfectly healthy looking during the early stages of many health conditions and only develop visible symptoms as the illness progresses. An experienced veterinarian is often able to diagnose and treat issues whilst the dog is perfectly healthy. Early detection and treatment often means a better prognosis, less complex treatment, a speedier recovery and fewer medical expenses.
Once your dog turns 7 (this is the equivalent of about 45-50 in human years) we recommend bringing them in for check-ups once every six months, as health problems tend to develop a lot faster in older dogs. To learn more, check out our senior dog page.