We at Circle Veterinary Clinic strongly encourage and emphasize yearly examinations ("check ups") on all pets. Dogs and cats do not live nearly as long as people do. The annual check up is a comprehensive examination of all body systems by our skilled veterinarians which allows us to determine if there are any abnormalities in your pet's condition. When performed annually, these examinations also allow us to detect changes in condition, some of which, including arthritis, dental disease, and eye problems, may be so gradual that they are hard to detect at home. Finding problems early results in better management and a longer and happier life for your pet! If any changes in your pet's health and condition are diagnosed, our veterinarians may recommend some blood tests, x-rays, or other tests to better determine the significance of these changes. The annual examination can be a very rewarding experience when we find that, through your love and care of your pet, his or her health is excellent. This should encourage you in your continuing efforts to keep your pet healthy, as well as eliminate any concerns you might have concerning your pet.