Niddrie Veterinary Clinic

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Annual Health Checks

Pets age five to eight times faster than humans. By age two, most pets have already reached adulthood. By age seven many dogs, particularly larger breeds, are entering their senior years.

Because pets age so rapidly major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity,arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.

A lot of diseases can be subtle at the beginning, which is why a trained eye is best- your pet may appear healthy to you but we often identify small problems before they become too big.

Most pets should come to the clinic at least once a year for their vaccinations, and are checked at the same time.
They’re also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other issues.

Call us today to book a health check for your pet with one of our vets.


The most important annual health screenings for dogs and cats:

Adult dogs and cats (1-6 years)

  • Vaccinations

  • Parasite check

  • Heart check

  • Dental health

  • Skin and coat examination

  • Eye check

  • Anal glands and nails

  • When indicated, we recommend bloods or urine testing.

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check

  • Thyroid check

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check

  • Renal disease screen

  • Thyroid check

  • Blood pressure check