Immediately after picking up your new puppy or kitten, we recommend you bring them to us so that our vets can give them a FREE thorough health check. Click here to find your local Medivet practice.
During their free heath check, the vet will examine them, looking for a number of conditions. In particular, your pet will be checked for hernias and obvious genetic defects that may be particular to that breed.
Your vet will also check:
One of our veterinary nurses will also be on hand to advise you on the appropriate preventative healthcare needs your pet might have. This will be specifically tailored to your pet's lifestyle and will include nutritional advice, worming and flea treatments, microchipping, vaccinations, socialisation, toilet training and emergency care.
If your pet is under the age of one year then, after their free health check, they will become eligible for four weeks' FREE pet insurance with PetPlan. This insurance has the benefits of being activated immediately as the vet can sign a heath declaration. Without this health check and the vet's signature, new insurance for your pet will not be fully activated for at least two weeks, in which time your pet could develop an illness that is not covered.
There is no obligation to either take this free insurance or continue it after the four weeks have passed. Here at Medivet we so strongly believe in providing the best; we want to help you and your pet get started on the right foot. For full details of activating this insurance and the full terms and conditions for your individual pet's policy, please speak to your veterinary team.
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