It's not a hypochondriac to take your animal to a vet if they're sick. All recommendations are to go once or twice a year.
I used to go never go and brought in a cat that looked sick that had been feral that I couldn't handle easily let alone get in a carrier.
The cat would up being diabetic but needed regular vet visits to monitor and regulate his diabetes and insulin doses. Wound up in a diabetic crisis once. At the first vet visit the stupid vet called the SPCA and reported me for neglect because the cat had not seen a vet for years and was sick, ignoring the feral part. The investigator said the vet was an idiot and it was fine.
The whole country requires dogs to have annual licenses and rabies vaccinations, vets require a exam for that.
When your dog has severe diarrhea every day and won't eat I bring it in. That's from ibd and food allergies, needs meds since he won't eat his special food.
When he destroys the house and tries to jump out the third floor window from separation anxiety he needs meds to calm down. That's a behaviorist visit.
My cat was covered with constantly bleeding sores from what turned out to be allergies to everything before I brought him in.
None of that is being a hypochondriac, it's caring for your animal.
I personally haven't had a physical in at least three years and am allergic to one medicine. Had a cough for months and didn't go in until family was here over the holidays and forced me to because I was up coughing literally all night and kept them up too. Finally went in and antibiotics helped in a week. I've ridden and jumped horses and cleaned stalls when my knee was dislocated. I have to be very miserable or severely bleeding to go to a doctor myself. So I'm not a hypochondriac.
But getting reported for neglect and bring investigated scared me, not because I question my care of my animals or trust vets but because I don't want to risk losing them.
Don't forget cats and dogs hide pain and sickness as an evolved survival mechanism until they can't anymore. By the time we notice symptoms they've already been silently suffering more months or longer.