Pets need regular check-ups. They can be very good at hiding pain or discomfort, so we recommend an annual check up (usually coinciding with their booster vaccination) as a good way of spotting any underlying problems, which often respond better to early treatment. Health checks may need to be more frequent for younger or more senior pets, or those with existing health issues.
For a routine health check, one of our vets will examine your pet from nose to tail, assessing their eyes, ears, teeth, skin, coat, paws and claws as well as listening to their heart and lungs and examining the abdomen for any unusual lumps or bumps. We will always involve you fully in discussions about any subsequent steps we might recommend.