‘Check up’ visits are critical for detecting subtle changes in your pet's physical health. Dogs and cats should be seen at least once every year or more frequently as they get older or have chronic medical conditions. Regular health check visits play a fundamental role in the 'prevention is better than cure' approach, so please don't wait until it's obvious that your pet is in need of veterinary attention. We will check your pet accurately, including inspecting skin and coat health, eyes and ears, listening to his/her heart and lungs, palpating his/her abdomen, we can even take blood or urine sample if deemed necessary
For peace of mind you don't have to remember when your pet needs vaccination, instead, we will contact you when it's the right time to make an appointment at your convenience and during this consultation, we will assess the general health of your little friend.
FLEAS, TICKS AND WORMS
We strongly recommend monthly treatments against external parasites: they can live year-round in your home and garden and some of them ( ticks for example) can transmit nasty diseases. We will implement the right deworming program for your pet. If you wish we can set up a reminder system to help you to remember when the treatment is due.
During the home visit, we will also inspect your dog's, cat's or rabbit's teeth to determine whether or not dental treatment is required. This is particularly important in older pets. This is also a good opportunity to evaluate your at-home dental care program, remember: home teeth cleaning is the best way to prevent dental problems in the future.
WEIGHT AND BODY CONDITION
Obesity is a common problem in dogs and cats in this way the annual health check-up is a good opportunity to assess dog's or cat's body condition. If your pet is overweight we can advise a specific dietetic regimen, exercise plan or perhaps joining a weight control scheme run by our veterinary and nursing staff. On the other hand weight loss can be a sign of underlying health problems and further investigations can be very important.