In this episode, Dr. Christine Garrett discusses the importance of preventive care for pets. She defines preventive care as actions taken before a pet becomes sick, such as diagnosing diseases early or protecting pets from potential exposures. Dr. Garrett emphasizes that preventive care cannot prevent everything but can help detect and treat diseases early, leading to a longer and healthier life for pets. She recommends annual veterinary visits, regular diagnostic tests, and preventive medications to keep pets healthy. Dr. Garrett also highlights the significance of dental cleanings and provides a fun fact about Christmas tree worms.