• Bakers Hill Veterinary Hospital
  • (08) 9574 1061
  • 4609 Great Eastern Highway, Bakers Hill

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.

Today’s pets are living longer than ever 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.
They’re also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other concerns that may have arisen.

We recommend yearly health checks for most of our pets. Senior cats and dogs should have a health check with the vet every 6 months. Rabbits should also have a health check (and vaccination) every 6 months.

Call us today to book a health check for your pet with one of our vets.

Health Check List

Adult dogs and cats (1-6 years):

  • Weight check

  • Vaccination status

  • Parasite check

  • Heart check

  • Dental health

  • Skin and ear check

Senior dogs (7+ years):

The above, plus:

  • Arthritis check

  • Cognitive function check

  • Blood test

    • Chemistry panel
    • Thyroid check
  • Urinalysis

 Senior cats (7+ years):

The above, plus:

  • Osteoarthritis check

  • Kidney disease screen

  • Cognitive function check

  • Blood test

    • Chemistry panel
    • Thyroid check
  • Urinalysis

Additional exams for senior dogs and cats:

  • Chest radiograph
  • Blood pressure check