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2020 Annual Health Screen

News > Clinic Programmes 31st October 2020
 


Health screening is not just for seniors. It is important for dogs and cats of all life stages.

HEALTH SCREENING CAN DETECT DISEASES AT AN EARLY STAGE

Many animals do not display pain or signs of diseases that may have developed. Early detection through health screenings, pain control and treatment can prolong the quality of our pets' life. Health screening, even when your pet is young and healthy, provides useful “baseline” values for comparison with future test results.

SOME SIGNS THAT YOUR DOG OR CAT MAY BE ILL:

  • Bad breath or drooling
  • Excessive drinking or urination
  • Excessive panting or laboured breathing
  • Frequent diarrhoea or vomiting
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  • Change in attitude or activity level
  • Strange lumps or bumps

OUR ANNUAL HEALTH SCREEN INCLUDES:

  • Physical Examination
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Blood Chemistry Panel
  • SDMA Test *
  • Urinalysis
  • Chest X-ray for dogs
  • Thyroxine (T4) test for cats

* SDMA Kidney Screening Test: Kidney disease is often undetected until the kidneys have lost most of their function. A useful biomarker for early Chronic Kidney Disease is serum symmetric dimenthylarginine. The SDMA test identifies kidney patients earlier so we can make lifestyle changes and start specific treatments to give our pets the best chance for a long and good quality of life.

SENIOR PETS SHOULD SEE THEIR VETS EVERY 6 MONTHS

Our dogs and cats age much faster than we do and are usually considered seniors when they are 7 years old. As our pets enter their golden years, twice yearly health screenings are recommended to detect age-related diseases at an early stage.

Call any of our 8 Mount Pleasant clinics to book a Health Screen for your dogs and cats today!

Mount Pleasant Vet Centre (Gelenggang): 6251 7666
Mount Pleasant Vet Centre (Changi): 6546 0166
Mount Pleasant Vet Centre (Mandai): 6451 5242
Mount Pleasant Vet Centre (East): 6348 6110
Mount Pleasant Vet Centre (North): 6287 1190
Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Bedok): 6444 3561
Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Clementi): 6776 8858
Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Farrer): 6271 1132