Five Reasons Why You Need To Give Your Dog Annual Check-Ups

  • 26/08/2019

Having a dog can be a delight. They add to the household and increase a family with their enthusiasm for life and childish curiosity. However, many owners become lackadaisical with caring for their dogs over time. Check ups are one way this happens: your dog needs care just as much as you need care. Think of all the health check-ups and dental appointments and spa retreats and so on, that you have in a year. All your dog really needs is an annual check-up. This article will explain why.  

Dental Care

Dogs are often given crunchy and dry food, with the intention of helping their teeth remain healthy and strong. This idea isn’t completely based in fact though. Healthy and strong teeth require better care than that. To avoid dental disease, home cleaning is a necessity. Check-ups with a vet trained in canine dental care can spot signs of damage even before dogs are a year old. Issues can be recognized and rectified before they become bigger problems.

Know and remember that animals have a tendency to hide their pain instinctively, which will make it harder for owners to spot when help is needed.

“Regular check-ups mean that owners can’t miss things, as the responsibility of intuitively recognizing problems is taken away,” says James Roberts, vet blogger at UKWritings and UK Service Reviews.

Saves Money

This point comes from the fact that spotting diseases and problems earlier means earlier treatment for them. Treatment at the beginning of disease progression is often much more affordable than further down the line. Check in with your local vet once a year to see if your dog needs any help, regardless if you think they are in good health or not.

Increases How Much You Know

Through visiting the vet regularly, you will gain more knowledge about you dog and how to care for your dog. As your dog ages and changes, it will be at risk of different problems and ailments. Recognizing things early makes a massive difference. Attend your vet annually with your dog to gain better insight into what your dog needs from you to ensure its wellness.

Regular Vaccinations

“Going to the vet annually with your dog will give it access to regular vaccinations. These will protect your dog from diseases that circulate in the area, that come seasonally or have just broken out in the community. Thus, vaccinations are a brilliant and effective way to protect your dog from unnecessary suffering. In the longer run, this also saves owners money from having to fork out for medical bills due to disease,” says Lula Baker, pet writer at Thesis Writing Service.

If you take your dogs out to local parks, or take them on holiday or take them anywhere in general, it is likely that they are exposed to a multitude of pathogens. Vaccinations take the worry away from you that they will contract an illness.

A Healthy Dog Is Happy

Good wellness is the main factor in a dog’s happiness. Once it is free from problems and pain, it can get back to simply being a dog. Annual check-ups regulate the amount of medical attention your dog receives. This means that you are possibly even reducing the amount of time your dog spends in a vet! Your dog won’t be able to thank you personally, but is it grateful!


Aimee Laurence writes health blogs and nutrition articles at Essay Writing Services and Top Canadian Writers. As well as this, she tutors at Research Papers. In her spare time, she looks after her two dogs, Cooper and Rocky.

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