Healthy Habits: Annual Checkups

Just like with humans, prevention is a huge part of maintaining your pet’s health. Like our annual checkup with the Doctor, your pet also needs to see their Vet at least once a year.

Why is this? There are two reasons. The first is that unlike your human child, your fur baby is unable to communicate what may be ailing them.1 Afflictions like limb pain and toothaches can be determined much faster and more accurately by your Vet.

The second reason for a yearly appointment with your Vet is for preventative health reasons. Checkups can help solve minor health issues before they become large problems. To find out more about how regular visits to your Vet can prevent things like pet cancer or obesity, check out our blog post ‘Advantages of regular vet care.’

Also handy is’s great list of things you should ask your Vet about when you take your pet in, including vaccination status, nutrition, dental health, and behavioural issues1. Click here to see the full list.

Do you have any questions about your pet’s health? Reach out to our Panel of Experts today to get answers.


  1. Why Your Pet Deserves an Annual Checkup,
  2. Annual Veterinary Exams & Preventive Health Care for Dogs,

The content on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinary medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Ask an Expert

Ask a vet, holistic specialist or another guardian a question? Get the support you need to face pet cancer. We are here to help!

Your name


We'll never share your email with anyone else.
I have a question about

Your question

Ask an Expert