Having an annual physical can add years to your pet’s life. These visits give the veterinarian the opportunity to thoroughly examine your pet and to discuss your questions and concerns. It enables them to detect, address and treat many issues before they become problems. Your input is an essential part of these yearly appointments, as no one knows your pet better than you. Your pet cannot tell you “where it hurts”, but with the veterinarian’s knowledge and experience, and your input, these exams can often mean the difference between a long, healthy life and a life time of health problems.