Frequency of veterinary checkups for dogs

Our pets are so sweet, kind, and loyal. You want to give them all the best, and it’s always a pity when they unexpectedly get ill. But how do you keep your doggie from getting sick? How can you tell when it’s time to take your pet to the vet? Let’s find out.

How do you know when it’s time for your dog to get a checkup?

Our pets can’t talk, they can’t tell if they’re hurt or anxious. So we usually notice that something is wrong when the illness progresses. Did you know that this can be avoided? 

Seeing a specialist timely is very important – you can get expert advice on how to make your pet’s life better, fix his health issues and solve a number of important problems. It is crucial for you to complete all checkups for your dog. 

Veterinarians say you should take your pet for a checkup at least once a year. Anyway, you must consult with a vet about the frequency of visits after becoming an owner of a dog.

Dogs are very active animals, you spend with them a lot of time outside, give them treats, and introduce to other dogs. All these actions can be the cause of your pet’s health. Always keep an eye on your dog, and monitor its behavior, sleep, appetite, and activity. If there are any deviations from the norm, get it to the vet! 

In addition, if you have recently been to the countryside, be sure to examine your pet for ticks and other parasites, it is very dangerous for them. 

Pregnancy for dogs is also very stressful. During this period, the animal especially needs care to avoid unpleasant situations.

Once a year you must vaccinate your pet. Don’t forget, that you will get a vet invoice from him, to pay the visit. 

So, now you see, that visit to the veterinarian is not something that happens once at some time, you need to always monitor the condition of your pet. 


If your pet is elderly, you need to take him for a mandatory checkup more than once a year. This way, the varsity will be able to monitor his health and prevent age-related diseases. 

Or if you become the owner of puppies, the rule of often veterinary check-ups applies to you as well! These little tails need a mandatory checkup every month until they get all the required vaccinations. 

Treat your pet with responsibility and love, and it is sure to return the favor.

Britta Thygesen

Britta Thygesen

A passionate dog owner and a full-time certified dog trainer. Aspires to make DogCareHacks a go-to place for all the doggo info. Shares personal experience and professional knowledge.

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