Wellesley, MA Pet Wellness Care
Experienced Veterinary Care Through Every Stage of Life
If you have welcomed a new kitten or puppy into your family, have a beloved senior pet, or just adopted an adult dog or cat, wellness care is an essential part of being a pet parent. Wellesley Animal Hospital is here to address all of your pet’s needs, including routine checkups. This helps us assess their wellbeing, identify potential problems, and in all help them lead happier, healthier, and longer lives.
Call (781) 332-5506 to arrange a wellness visit at our office in Wellesley, or continue reading to learn more about our wellness programs for specific age groups.
Kitten & Puppy Wellness
Congratulations on your new kitten or puppy! Our wellness program is designed to ensure your newest family member is strong and healthy and will help set the foundation for his or her long-term health.
The first two to six months are a critical period in your kitten or puppy’s development. Kittens and puppies have weaker immune systems than adults and, as a result, are more susceptible to infection from diseases and parasites. Just as with human babies, kittens and puppies need to see their veterinarian on a more frequent schedule than adult pets.
Puppies and kittens need a series of vaccinations given 3-4 weeks apart, between the ages of 8 and 16 weeks. We will make sure your new dog or cat is protected against rabies and distemper, and conditions that specifically affect cats, including FIV and feline leukemia, and those that affect dogs, such as canine parvovirus.
Whether your kitten or puppy was purchased from a breeder, adopted from a rescue group, or acquired from a friend or family member, he or she should get a physical on their first visit. Please bring a written record of any medical or vaccination history you received. We will also check your puppy or kitten for intestinal parasites, fleas, earmites, and more. If possible, please bring a stool sample on your first visit to make this process easier.
We will also discuss housebreaking, training, grooming, feeding, and spaying or neutering. We will work with you to provide you and your family the support and tools necessary to help your puppy or kitten grow into a well-mannered, healthy adult, including information and advice on nutrition, training, behavior, and socialization.
At Wellesley Animal Hospital, we provide a complete wellness program for your adult pet to keep them happy and healthy.
Our wellness programs are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives of your companion animals. We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. Early diagnosis of illness can lead your pet to a longer, healthier life.
Since our pets age quicker than we do, regular exams are important to allow your veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s overall health and become aware of any problems before they become serious illnesses. Our adult wellness program includes a comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing; heartworm and flea control; vaccination program; spay and neuter services; and specialized blood tests for all stages of life.
It may seem like only yesterday that your pet was a playful puppy or curious kitten, but your pet’s health needs change as they age.
Just like humans, pets need to visit their doctors more often as they get older, to keep them healthy. For senior pets, prevention is important. Arthritis, skin conditions, difficulty with hearing or vision, kidney disease, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism are common among senior pets.
Routine checkups, bloodwork, and other health screenings are important as part of their routine medical care. By detecting, treating, and preventing problems before they become life threatening, we can help to extend the life of your pet and keep him or her active, healthy, and happy for as long as we can. We will work with you to design treatment plans, dietary changes, and modifications to your pet’s home environment to improve the quality of life for your pet.
For more information on our wellness programs and to schedule an appointment at Wellesley Animal Hospital, call (781) 332-5506. We also serve pets from Wellesley, Weston, Natick and More!
“Every single staff member there is just the nicest.”- Amit Serper
“Fantastic doctors all around.”- William McFarland
“We've taken our dogs to Wellesley Animal Hospital for over a decade!”- Cathie Ragovin