Saturday, April 20, 2013

1379. Health screening costs for the older dog

On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 12:17 AM, Elaine> wrote:

Hi Judy,

I would like to send my Jack Russell Terrier for a health checkup/screening, as he is already about 7 years old, and we have not sent for him any check up yet. Just recently we noticed a 'growth-like lump' on his left hind leg, we're not sure what it exactly is but we want to make sure that he's perfectly fine and healthy :)

Do you provide health screening or checkup? What does it include and about how much would that cost? Thanks.



 April 21, 2013

Thank you for your email.

I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen from Toa Payoh Vets. A health check up/screening of the normal adult dog includes the following:

1. General examination of the dog including checking for visible tumours   $65 - $100
2. Eye and ear scope examination  $150 - $200
3. Blood test $150 - $250
4. Urine test $50
5. Stool test for parasites and blood  $50
6. X-rays/ultrasound of chest and abdomen. $150 - $300
7. Histology of tumours $150 - $250

In the older dog, I will advise excision of any skin lump on the leg or body early when it is small in size as some may be cancerous sarcomas. The anaesthetic and surgical costs are much lower when the tumour is smaller, estimated to be from $300 - $500. 

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