Rule #6 – Get Thorough Examinations
Veterinarians have been trained to do thorough examinations on each and every dog that they see. As part of these examinations, veterinarians typically feel the different parts of the dog’s body to check for anything that might be abnormal, such as organs or lymph nodes that may not feel right.
A complete physical for a dog also includes checking the mouth, ears and eyes, as well as listening to the dog’s breathing with a stethoscope. In addition, the dog’s weight and temperature are checked to make sure that they fall within normal ranges.