A yearly checkup is the best way to keep your pet as healthy as possible – because it’s much easier to prevent disease than to treat it. With regular checkups, your vet can spot problems at their earliest stages, when issues can often be addressed simply and cost effectively. So, whether your dog frolics at the park with all the neighborhood pups, or the closest your cat gets to the great outdoors is a sunny windowsill, every pet needs to see their vet – at least once a year!
Remember: Pets age faster than we do, so missing even one yearly checkup can be like us not visiting a doctor for over five years!
A checkup is about way more than shots. From nose to tail, here are some things your vet looks for during an annual checkup: