Adult dogs require preventative care and proactive
intervention to maintain their health. A yearly exam
with vaccination updates are a must. Parasite and flea
prevention is often a year round effort. Dogs, as with
young people, often do not require anything but preventative care.
Each year they are evaluated for dental disease, skin
growths, cardiac function, abdominal tumors, eye
abnormalities and any form of lameness. Fecal exams
are done on a yearly basis to make sure all dogs are
The average dog sees a veterinarian twice each year. One visit is generally for routine preventative care and the other for a medical problem.
Adult dogs don't usually enter the older dog catagory
until 10 years of age.