REGARDLESS OF AGE; full physical exam twice a year
There are two categories:
Pets on medication that requires bloodwork. Many medications, while physically necessary, often take a toll on other organ systems. Bloodwork lets us know how the body is tolerating those meds and if the dosage needs to be changed or even if the medication itself needs to be changed. Bloodwork also helps us (in conjunction with a thorough physical exam) to determine if a medication is palliating the problem.
Pets on medication that are CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES. We are LEGALLY REQUIRED to examine pets twice a year if they are on any controlled substance.