dvm-18Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work become even more important. Annual exams and simple blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us important information about your pet’s health. Beginning exams and annual blood work when your pet is young and healthy gives us a baseline to compare to as your pet ages. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!