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Health Screening For Dogs & Cats

Education > Dog Health & Behaviour 13th April 2019
 


Health screenings are not just for seniors – it is for dogs and cats of all life stages. Book a health screen today.

HEALTH SCREENING CAN DETECT DISEASES AT AN EARLY STAGE

Many animals do not display pain or signs of diseases that may have developed. Early detection through health screenings, pain control and treatment can prolong the quality of your pet’s life. Health screening, even when your pet is young and healthy, provides useful “baseline” values for comparison with future test results.

SOME SIGNS THAT YOUR DOG OR CAT MAY BE ILL:

  • Bad breath or drooling
  • Excessive drinking or urination
  • Excessive panting or laboured breathing
  • Frequent diarrhea or vomiting
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  • Change in attitude or activity level
  • Strange lumps or bumps



MOUNT PLEASANT ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENING INCLUDES:

  • Physical Examination
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Blood Chemistry Panel
  • SDMA Test
  • Urinalysis
  • Chest X-Ray (for dogs)
  • Thyroid Profile (for cats)

Depending on your pet’s health, X-rays or ultrasound may be needed to confirm a diagnosis, especially when there are signs of heart, lung, kidney or liver disease.

SENIOR PETS SHOULD SEE THEIR VETS EVERY 6 MONTHS

Our dogs and cats age much faster than we do. They are usually considered seniors from 7 years old. As our pets enter their golden years, twice yearly health screenings are recommended to detect age-related diseases at an early stage. We can help our pets stay healthy and pain-free for as long as possible.

Call any of our 8 clinics to book a health screen for your dogs and cats today.