Enriching lives through happy healthy pets

Preventive Care

While they are great listeners, our pets are not very good talkers or telling us if they don’t feel well! Animals have natural instincts to hide illness and injury, so it can be very difficult to know if your pet is unwell. An annual health check with your Peninsula Vet Care team will help ensure that any subtle changes in your pet’s health are picked up and treated early, and that your best friend can stay happy and healthy for years to come.

The following is a list of the areas your pet’s annual health check will cover:

  • Vaccination status
  • Parasite control for intestinal parasites, fleas, ticks, mites, and heartworms
  • Dental health – care you give at home; any mouth odours, pain, or other signs of disease you may have observed
  • Nutrition – including what your dog eats, how often, what supplements and treats are given, and changes in water consumption, weight, or appetite
  • Exercise – how much exercise your dog receives including how often and what kind; and any changes in your dog's ability to exercise
  • Ears and Eyes – any discharge, redness, or itching
  • Stomach and intestines – any vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, gas, belching, or abnormal stools
  • Breathing – any coughing, shortness of breath, sneezing, or nasal discharge
  • Behaviour – any behaviour problems such as barking, 'accidents,' or changes in temperament
  • Feet and legs – any limping, weakness, toenail problems
  • Coat and skin – any hair loss, pigment changes, lumps, itchy spots, shedding, mats, or anal gland problems