Health Checks

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Our pets are living longer than ever and with proper health care we can make sure they are not suffering in silence from debilitating disease. If your pet does fall sick, treating disease earlier means less pain for the animal and less cost for you. For this reason we recommend annual health checks for your pet.


Book an Appointment

Due to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Moorabbin Veterinary Hospital has suspended all online bookings for the foreseeable future. To book your next appointment, please call the reception on (03) 9555 4808. When you arrive at the clinic, please call us and stay in your car and Moorabbin Veterinary Hospital staff member will come out and see you when you and your pet are next in line. For more information, please read how we’re responding to the Coronavirus epidemic to keep everyone safe.


Tailored to your pet

Each health check is specifically tailored to suit the age and breed of the animal. Our pets, like us, have a higher likelihood of certain illnesses at different ages. The proper tests can monitor for early onset of diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid hyperactivity, urinary tract infection, worm infestation, heart problems, cancer and arthritis.


Annual health checks may address:

  • Behaviour: excess barking, toilet accidents, or changes in temperament
  • Blood tests
  • Breathing: coughing, shortness of breath, sneezing or nasal discharge
  • Coat and Skin: hair loss, pigment changes, lumps, itchy spots, shedding, matting or anal sac problems
  • Dental health: home care routine and any mouth odours or pain
  • Ears and Eyes: any discharge, redness or itching
  • Exercise: how much, what kind and any change in physical ability
  • Feet and Legs: limping, weakness, toenail problems
  • Nutrition: what your pet eats, how often, what supplements and treats are given, and changes in water consumption, weight or appetite
  • Parasite control: fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms
  • Stomach and Intestines: vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, gas, belching or abnormal stools
  • Urogenital: discharges, heats, changes in mammary glands or urination difficulties
  • Vaccination status

 

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 Get in touch today to book your pets next appointment
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Moorabbin Veterinary Hospital is open as usual amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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