Animal Wellness & Preventative Pet Care

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here at Wellesley Animal Hospital, we like to imagine that a veterinarian first uttered that timeless phrase. That’s because wellness and preventative care are so crucial to ensuring a long and happy life for your pet.

Wellesley provides a range of wellness and preventative care options for Richmond’s dogs, cats, and other pets. Our programs and recommendations are customized to each and every animal. We’ll meet with you, discuss your pet’s lifestyle, and suggest only the exams, services, and treatments that are necessary for the health of your pet.

How Often Should You Visit The Vet?

We recommend regular veterinarian exams at least once per year, carefully chosen vaccinations, and the ongoing use of safe parasite-control medications; each of these simple measures can help you and your pet avoid serious health concerns in the future. As your pet matures, we’ll discuss changing nutrition needs, wellness medications, and testing for early detection of age-related health issues.

Pet obesity has become a serious issue in the United States.  Veterinarians play an important role in your pet’s health and can help you keep your pet at a healthy weight with regular visits.  During visits, pets are weighed are every time.  We will be able to notice if the weight of your pet is increasing and provide guidance on the right diet for your pet.  

Proper preventative care can enhance your pet’s quality of life. If you live near Richmond’s West End, the team at Wellesley Animal Hospital can create the perfect care and wellness program for you and your pet. Call us today at 804-364-7030.