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Preventative checkups critical for pets
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Annual veterinary checkups can boost the health of your dog, according to the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association.
Preventative care is critical for your pet’s health. During a routine visit, your veterinarian will ask you a series of questions regarding your dog’s normal behavior, diet, exercise, and more. Among the reasons to schedule his or her annual check-up with a veterinarian are:• Annual vaccinations, such as rabies and, if your dog is frequently boarded, kennel cough.• Annual parasite control, including bloodwork to be sure your dog is heartworm negative; fecal to check for intestinal parasites; and renewal of medication to keep him heartworm, flea, tick, and intestinal parasite free.