Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pets from nose to tail. They will also receive any vaccines the veterinarian deems best for their health, and those required by law to maintain public health.
Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian may be in order and would be scheduled during your pet’s annual exam. Similarly to people, your pet can lose their teeth due to decay, neglect, and genetics.
It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet as these seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests.