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Preventative checkups critical for pets
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.