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Week 41 Diet Tip

Maintain Regular Health Checks

Routine health checks are important for all dogs. This is especially so as our dogs enter their later years. For dogs aged 8 years or older, aim for a twice yearly check up (every 6 months).

At a minimum all dogs should receive an annual check up.

This check up should address:

-general health check including eye, skin and dental check

-parasite control


-plus possible blood tests to check organ function

As dogs age they are more likely to experience the onset of disease and illness. Maintaining regular check ups can help intercept the onset of disease resulting in a much improved outcome. For example arthritis and organ dysfunction (heart, kidney, liver health) are best managed when treatment is implemented in the early stages of disease onset.

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