It is just as important for dogs to go to the doctor as it is for us. Dogs require yearly check-ups just like we do. They need up keep on worming, rabies, distemper, and several other vaccines. Bringing your dog for a yearly check-up will help maintain the health of your dog and prevent your dog from getting seriously ill. If you have a dog that is prone to health problems from the type of breed that he is, it is especially important to maintain routine check-ups.