Just like humans, pets today are also living longer, which increases the likelihood that they could suffer a serious illness during their lifetime. Pets also age much faster than humans. By age two, most pets have already reached adulthood. At age four, many are entering middle age. By age seven, many animals, particularly larger breeds of dogs are entering their senior years.

Because pets age so rapidly, major health changes can occur in a very short amount of time. This is why an annual wellness check is so important. A wellness health check can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life threatening.

A wellness health check is also a great opportunity to ask Kowloon Veterinary Hospital (KVH) vets about nutrition, behavioral issues or any other concerns you may have.Cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease are just some of the major illnesses that a Wellness Check will look for and if caught early enough, be able to treat.

The following is what we will do at your pet’s annual health check at each stage of his or her life:

Puppies & Kittens

  • First vaccinations
  • First worming
  • General health check
  • Micro chipping
  • Heart check
  • Lung check
  • Parasite check

Adult Dogs, Cats & Rabbits (1-6 years)

  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite check
  • Heart check
  • Dental health
  • Blood test
  • Chemistry panel
  • Urinalysis

Senior Dogs (7+ years) – Additional Exams

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Chest radiograph
  • Thyroid check
  • Blood pressure check

Senior Cats (7+ years) – Additional Exams

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Renal disease screen
  • Thyroid check
  • Blood pressure check

If you have any concerns about the health and wellbeing of your pet before or after desexing, please call us to discuss them.