All pets should be examined at least annually by your veterinarian. Pets age about seven times as fast as we do, so, older pets should be examined even more often. Examinations are critical to help veterinarians find disease early—the best time for them to be treated. Depending upon the age of your pet, blood tests or other diagnostics may be recommended as part of regular wellness care and disease prevention. Examinations also give you an opportunity to ask questions about your pet’s health.