The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that dogs should be given regular veterinary checks for parasites and fleas.
Dogs can also be spayed or neutered if they are under 6 months old.
The AP tested some of the dogs at Dog Beach and found the majority of them had not received a thorough veterinary check.
Here are some other items dogs may have missed.
| Dogs at Dog beach | Dogs in the city | Dog park | Dogs with special needs | Dog food | Dogs on leash | Dog parks with dogs | Dogs not on leash.
| Dog walkers, dog walkers only.