Q: How often should my pet be examined by a veterinarian?

A: We typically recommend yearly examinations for all pets. Like people, the older an animal gets, the higher the probability of health problems. For this reason, a 6-month interval may be advised to avoid complications from untreated conditions. We often screen for some of the common diseases associated with old age when a pet is over 6 or 7 years old. Discuss signs of these diseases with us when your pet is middle aged.