If you want your dog to live a long, happy and healthy life, then bringing them in for their annual health check at Vets on Balwyn is a must. These examinations provide a comprehensive evaluation of your pet’s health and play an essential role in diagnosing health issues before they impact your dog’s quality life.

These comprehensive 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

What’s the point of an annual check-up if my dog is healthy?

In many instances, dogs won’t display symptoms during the early stages of an illness. Animals tend to conceal signs of sickness and pain as a survival mechanism so there is a good chance your pet will continue to look and behave perfectly normally until they are too sick to do otherwise. During an annual check-up, your vet will be able to fully evaluate your pet’s health and pick up on any health conditions whilst they are still in their early stages. Early diagnosis and treatment often means a better prognosis, faster recovery, and fewer veterinary bills.

Senior dogs

Once your dog turns 7 they are considered a senior and at this stage of life, our canine friends need a little extra care. We recommend bringing in your senior dog for check-ups once every six months, as older pets are more prone to health problems and they often deteriorate faster. To learn more about the types of conditions that commonly affect senior dogs, check out our seniors page.

Pet Care

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  • It’s important that you exercise your dog appropriately for their condition, as overweight pets are at higher risk of becoming puffed and dangerously overheated or sustaining joint injuries.
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  • At your pet’s appointment, we will perform a general check of your pet and examine the lump itself. In some cases, we will discuss further testing of the lump to confirm a diagnosis.
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