1. Catching Problems Early
Just like with humans, a regular annual exam can help you catch problems early. Parasites, cancer, heart disease, infection and other issues are often much easier to treat in their early stages.
2. Examining the Gums
Many animals, especially cats and dogs, develop severe dental problems over the course of their lives. This usually includes gum disease. An annual visit, complete with an exam and cleaning, can keep your pet’s teeth and gums in much better shape when done at regular intervals.
3. Monitoring the Heart
Heartworms are a big problem for many animals. Your vet should check the heart for murmurs as well as the presence of heartworms at least annually to makes sure your pet does not have these serious problems.
Although it is not a need for your pet, you also have the added benefit of saving money on vet bills when you catch problems before they get out of control. Visit this website to learn more about setting up a pet exam in San Jose.