Pets, on average, age five to eight times faster than humans. By age two, most pets have already reached adulthood. At age four, many are entering middle age. By age seven, many dogs, particularly larger breeds, are entering their senior years.

Because pets age so rapidly, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age. And because today’s pets are living longer than ever, chances are many can experience a potentially serious illness during their lifetime.

Annual health checks can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening. They’re also a great opportunity to ask your veterinarian about nutrition, behaviour, and other issues. Give your best friend every opportunity to live a long, healthy and happy life.

If you require any additional information about your pet’s health and wellbeing, please feel free to contact us on (07) 3103 8432 or send us an email at We would be more than happy to have a friendly chat and provide you with expert veterinary advice.