If you have a pet, you may be tempted to skip their next appointment with the vet. After all, if they look and sound fine, why bother taking the time and spending the money on a visit to the vet. However, if you think like this, you could be placing the health and well-being of your pet at risk. I skipped a couple of vets appointments thinking they didn't matter. However, my dog became ill. When I visited the vet, she said if I had brought him in sooner, she would have spotted the symptoms. Since then, I have been making a special effort to learn all I can about animal health.