Pets age at a faster rate than humans, which means that their health can deteriorate quickly as well.
Annual pet wellness exams are important in catching and treating any serious medical conditions before they become too advanced. By scheduling regular exams, you have the opportunity to discuss your pet’s overall health and well-being with your veterinarian, and to ask any questions you may have about their current state.
Before bringing your pet in for their wellness exam, take note of any significant changes in their behavior, including vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, weight gain or loss, increased thirst, or aggression. If you have noticed any changes in your pet's behavior or health since their last check-up, be sure to inform the veterinarian during the exam.