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Health Checks

It is our best tool in preventing and beginning diagnoses of disease in pets

Health checks are our best tool in preventing and beginning diagnoses of disease in pets. Unfortunately our patients cannot tell us ‘where it hurts’ or ‘what they have eaten’ therefore a full health check, combined with our experience, is one of our best diagnostic tools. 

What do we usually check?

  • General condition including body condition, coat quality, alertness and responsiveness
  • Joints, feet, spine, hips and neck – especially in older pets looking for signs of arthritis
  • Eyes and ears for signs of infection or abnormalities
  • Mouth and teeth for infection or dental disease
  • Lymph nodes for size and shape
  • Listen to the heart and lungs for any abnormalities
  • Abdominal palpitation – especially in cats and smaller dogs we can often feel the liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines and bladder
  • Claws – checking length and for any damage

Depending on the purpose of the visit, we may check some things more quickly or in more detail, you would be surprised how intimately we get to know your pet in just a few minutes.

We would recommend that all pets have a full health check at least once a year, we would usually carry this out when they come in for their annual vaccinations. As pets get older it is a good idea to have them checked over more frequently, your vet can advise on how often they would advise coming in for check ups.

Practice information

Cathkin Surgery

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  • Mon
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wed
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 2:30pm
  • Sun
    9:00am - 1:00pm (phone lines close at 12:00pm)
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Find us here:

Smithy House, East Kilbride Road Cathkin, Rutherglen Glasgow G73 5QU
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Clarkston Toll Surgery

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 7:00pm (Closed for Lunch 12-1pm)
  • Tue
    8:30am - 7:00pm (Closed for Lunch 12-1pm)
  • Wed
    8:30am - 7:00pm (Closed for Lunch 12-1pm)
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm (Closed for Lunch 12-1pm)
  • Fri
    8:30am - 7:00pm (Closed for Lunch 12-1pm)
  • Sat
    9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed
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Find us here:

5 Helena Place Clarkston Glasgow G76 7RB
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East Kilbride Surgery

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed
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Find us here:

The Old Village Surgery 102 Main Street East Kilbride Glasgow G74 4JY
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