Dog Checkups & Preventive Care

Keeping your dog safe and healthy is a full-time job. It takes more than going to see the veterinarian when sickness is obvious. Here you’ll find advice and precautionary tips for the long-term wellbeing of your canine.

Senior Dog with Leash Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
A Senior Dog Checkup: What to Expect
Your senior dog is at greater risk for a number of diseases. Learn more about what is involved in your dog's checkup, and how it can help you prevent problems ahead of time.
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What’s The Difference between Preventive Care Plans and Pet Insurance? Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
What’s The Difference between Preventive Care Plans and Pet Insurance?
Do you know the difference between a preventive care plan and insurance? Learn what it is and what each one can do for you.
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Your New Puppy Checkup Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Your New Puppy Checkup
Congratulations! You have a new puppy! If it has been some time since you had a puppy, you may be surprised to learn that, just as with raising a baby, recommendations can change quickly. Much has changed over the last few years when it comes to raising a new puppy. I always recommend that the first outing for your puppy should be to your veterinarian. That way, you’re off to a good start and can continue on a path of lifelong health.
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What "Thirdhand" Smoke Can Do to Your Pet
What is thirdhand smoke? Learn what this new term means for your pet.
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Monitoring Dog Bandages at Home Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Monitoring Dog Bandages at Home
If your dog has recently been bandaged, you may have questions about maintenance. Learn how to keep a bandage clean and effective.
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10 Pet Prep Tips for Memorial Day Weekend Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
10 Pet Prep Tips for Memorial Day Weekend
Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend with these helpful tips to keep your pet safe!
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Fireworks Safety and the 4th of July Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Fireworks Safety and the 4th of July
Think it’s too early to start thinking about fireworks and the 4th of July? Think again. It’s time to start prepping your dog now for the loud “BOOMS” that so commonly accompany ALL warm weather months.
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Why Does My Vet Want a Urine Sample from My Dog?
Obtaining a urine sample from your dog might not be easy, but the information your veterinarian receives from a urinalysis can be very valuable.
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5 Things Veterinarians Can Learn from Dog Poop Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
5 Things Veterinarians Can Learn from Dog Poop
What can a poop sample tell your veterinarian about your dog’s health? As it turns out, a lot!
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The Surprising Things Veterinarians Love about Poop Samples Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Five Things Veterinarians Love about Poop Samples
Veterinarians have to deal with poop on a daily basis. Learn how they turn it from a chore into a passion.
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