There may be years that your dog is not due for a vaccination but it is still important to go have their doctor take a look at them.

Getting an official weight, checking for lumps and bumps, inspecting the teeth, and giving their heart a good listen can help head off problems or give you more time and options when making a decision about their health.

Usually there are at least a few things that have come up during the year that you might want to talk about with a healthcare professional.

Writing down any questions you have prior to the visit can be helpful in making sure you get all your pet related concerns addressed.

You and your vet may want to check your dog’s internal organs more specifically by using blood tests to look at enzymes produced or metabolized by the liver, kidneys, and thyroid.

Knowing about potential sources of trouble for your pet can help head off many crises and allow you to make more informed decisions about your dog’s medical care in the future.

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