Annual Health Checks

Guy Wolverson Salisbury surgeryRegular health check-ups are important for the long-term health and welfare of all pets. Routine examinations allow us to take a pro-active role in preventive health care.

Existing or imminent health problems will hopefully be spotted earlier and appropriate treatment or preventive action taken. We carry out a full physical examination and health check as part of the annual booster vaccinations that are recommended for all dogs, cats and rabbits.

This is an ideal opportunity to discuss any aspect of your pet’s health or well-being that is of concern to you. If appropriate, further investigation such as blood tests or x-rays may be suggested.

It is of course possible to perform health examinations at times other than the annual vaccination. We often recommend more frequent check-ups for pets with chronic problems (e.g. heart disease, arthritis). Remember one human year is considered equivalent to seven for a dog or cat. If your pet is on an on-going medication, then it will require more regular check-ups to allow us to keep prescribing.