Let's see how your paw is today. Seems you've been chewing at it again last night? Don't you give me that "what-ya-talkin-'bout" look.
Need to check on the pooch regularly, daily if possible and more so if I notice some concerns. It's good to have a checklist of things to scrutinize with the time lines.
To make it easier, I tie it with wake-up time or bed time or bath time or meal time if daily, or birthday if yearly, or I just scan the doggie visually during our play time.
Ears, nails, teeth, eyes, coat, etc.
Is my dog as active as usual? Is he eating well, drinking okay? Well, no harm in checking for a "well" dog.