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Kitchener, ON N2B 1Y4

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Exams & Vaccinations


Examinations & Vaccinations

Regular veterinary check-ups are as crucial for dogs and cats as dental and medical visits are for humans. It’s recommended that all dogs and cats undergo a yearly examination by a veterinarian. This routine visit allows for vaccinations if needed, but more importantly, it enables the vet to assess your pets health status, considering factors such as environmental changes, stress levels, genetic predispositions, and aging. Through observation and discussion with the owner about the dog’s lifestyle and behavior, the veterinarian can identify potential health issues early on, preventing them from escalating into serious problems.

Vaccinating your pet

The Three Steps of a
Wellness Visit

A Physical Exam

During an annual visit, your dog will undergo a comprehensive examination from nose to tail, inclusive of appropriate vaccinations, parasite control, and guidance on nutrition, weight management, and behavior.


  • Conduct Bone, Joint, and Muscle Examination
  • Perform Skin & Coat Examination
  • Evaluate Heart & Lung Function
  • Examine Eye & Ear Health
  • Check Abdominal Region
  • Assess Urinary Tract and Genital Health
  • Perform Neurological Assessment
  • Conduct Nutritional & Weight Evaluation
  • Consult on Lifestyle & Behavior
  • Thorough Dental Examination: Dental issues often go unnoticed but can lead to severe health complications if left untreated, including the spread of bacteria to vital organs such as the heart, kidneys, and liver, resulting in serious illness.
  • Early detection of health problems leads to easier and less costly treatment.

Senior Pet Prevention Care

Even if you perceive your pet as healthy, numerous age-related illnesses may remain undetectable until they reach an advanced stage. Advanced diseases pose greater challenges for treatment and may not respond as effectively to interventions compared to those diagnosed early.

Detecting kidney, liver, and thyroid diseases in their initial stages enables us to provide suitable treatments to enhance your pet’s comfort and prolong their lifespan.

Furthermore, as dogs age, their nutritional requirements evolve. We can engage in discussions regarding an appropriate diet to fulfill these changing needs.

For senior animals, the Annual Visit to their veterinarian holds heightened significance.


At BSAH, we prioritize the use of vaccines tailored to the specific disease risks our patients face. During your pet’s Annual Visit, our veterinarians will assess their lifestyle and recommend vaccines accordingly. Additionally, we offer titre-testing as an alternative to certain vaccines.

Dog vaccines:

  • Rabies vaccine
  • DA2PP vaccine
  • Leptospirosis vaccine
  • Lyme vaccine
  • Bordetella vaccine

Cat vaccines:

  • Rabies vaccine
  • FVRCP vaccines
  • Feline Leukemia vaccine