Why Do A General Health Check

Regular checks by a vet are recommended as they can help to detect any health issues at an early stage and therefore treatment can be started before a pet becomes unwell.

Many problems can only be detected by a vet such as heart murmurs or abdominal masses. If our observations suggest further investigation, blood tests can pick up problems that are not apparent on a physical exam such as liver, kidney, or thyroid issues.

What’s Included in a General Health Check

A full physical examination with includes;

  • Listening to the heart and lungs
  • Abdominal palpation/examination
  • Checking your pet’s weight
  • Checking their eyes, ears and teeth
  • Clipping claws if appropriate
  • Checking that pets are up to date with worming and flea

If you have any particular concerns with your pet  such as weight loss or excessive drinking, further tests can be recommended.


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Annual Boosters and General Health Checks

Some species such as cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets, they require a yearly booster vaccination to help keep them protected from various, often fatal, illnesses.

Your pet’s vaccination appointment always comes with a comprehensive general health check to ensure they are in good health and help to spot any underlying conditions. Plus, if you are on the Pet Healthcare Plan, these are included!

This is a really good time to discuss any concerns you might have with your pet’s health.

We would like to advise our Saffron Walden customers that there will be some disruption due to the car park entrance being widened. This work is not being carried out by ourselves and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.