Vet Blog

Annual Health Checklist for Dog Owners

February 07, 2018

Pets are a lot of fun, but they also come with a lot of responsibility. One of the most important of those responsibilities is keeping your dog healthy.

Our Midlothian veterinarian, Dr. Marc Nay, at Animal Medical Center in the Richmond metro area, wants to stress the importance of annual vet visits for your dog to ensure they lead the healthiest life possible. Visit our veterinarian in Midlothian for annual wellness visits to ensure your puppy or dog has everything they need to have a healthy and happy year ahead.

Why Annual Health and Wellness Visits with Our Veterinarian in Midlothian Are Important

Annual visits to our veterinarian in Midlothian are crucial for the long-term wellness of your dog. Regular visits to the vet not only helps to keep your dog healthy, it is an important part of preventing any major health issues that may arise as your dog ages from a puppy to a mature adult.

We go the extra step at Animal Medical Center in Richmond. We are your 24-hour vet in Midlothian and our goal is to effectively take care of your dog from the time they are a puppy throughout their lifetime. From vaccinations to dental care to flea prevention, we want to make sure your pet is healthy, so we strongly encourage annual visits as a part of your dog's healthcare routine. An annual health checkup gives you an opportunity to make sure your dog's vaccinations are up to date as well as an opportunity to ask Dr. Nay any questions you have or voice any concerns about your dog's health issues. Here is an annual health checklist for dog owners to serve as a guide:

Annual Health Checklist For Dogs

  • Vaccinations
  • Chemistry Panel
  • Urinalysis
  • Parasite Check
  • Dental Health
  • Blood Panel
  • Behavior
  • Heartworm Check
  • Nutrition/Exercise

Checklist For Senior Dogs (7+ Years) Should Include:

  • Osteoarthritic check
  • Chest radiograph
  • Thyroid check

Questions You Should Consider For Your Dog's Health:

  • Has your dog been in contact with other pets?
  • Has your dog been exhibiting behavioral problems?
  • Have you recently forgotten to give your dog their monthly heartworm medicine?
  • Do you have wildlife such as deer, squirrels, or raccoons in your area?

Are You Ready to Schedule Your Dog's Annual Wellness Visit?

Take care of your dog and ensure they are the healthiest they can be by scheduling a visit to see Dr. Marc Nay, our Richmond metro area veterinarian at Animal Medical Center. Our 24-hour vet in Midlothian is committed to educating our clients on how to keep your pets healthy year-round. Contact us at (804) 639-3900 to schedule an appointment today. When is your dog due for their annual wellness visit?

We have urgent care walk-in appointments available.