The Importance of Regular Vet Check-Ups

Regular vet check-ups are an essential part of responsible pet ownership. They help to ensure that your dog is healthy and happy and can detect any potential health issues early on before they become more serious.

During a check-up, the vet will examine your dog from nose to tail, looking for any signs of illness or injury. They will also ask you about your dog’s diet, exercise routine, and behaviour to get a better understanding of their overall health. At Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs, we have included 5 key areas that your vet will analyse during a regular check-up:

1. Weight and Body Condition.

The vet will weigh your dog and assess their body condition to ensure that they are at a healthy weight. If your dog is overweight, the vet may recommend changes to their diet and exercise routine to help them lose weight and improve their overall health.

2. Oral health

A qualified vet will examine your dog’s teeth and gums to check for any signs of dental disease, such as tartar buildup or gingivitis. They may also recommend a professional dental cleaning if necessary. Your dog’s oral hygiene is vital and failing to regularly maintain their gums and teeth can result in long term diseases and health issues.

3. Vaccinations

The vet will check your dog’s vaccination records to ensure that they are up to date on all necessary vaccinations. Vaccinations help to protect your dog from a range of potentially life-threatening diseases. If you have not done so already, then book your dog into your local vets to ensure that they are up-to-date with having the latest vaccinations.

4. Parasites

The vet will also check your dog for any signs of parasites, such as fleas, ticks, or worms. They may recommend preventative measures, such as flea and tick treatments or deworming medication, to help keep your dog parasite-free.

5. Overall health

The vet will assess your dog’s overall health, including their heart, lungs, and other vital organs. They may recommend further tests or treatments if they detect any issues. An overall health check is an affective way for your vet to detect any underlying health issues your dog may have early on before they progress.


By taking your dog for regular vet check-ups, you can help to ensure that they stay healthy and happy for years to come. So, make sure to schedule regular check-ups with your vet and follow their recommendations for keeping your dog in top condition.

At Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs, we are a leading luxury dog kennels and have been awarded 5 Star ratings from Hertfordshire County Council for our pet boarding services. If you are interested in boarding your dog with us, or want to use our dog day-care facility then please contact a friendly member of our team who will be more than happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.