Better Living Through Laparoscopic Pet Surgeries

laparoscopic surgery Those of you who know us at Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital know that we have your pet’s best interest at heart. We are always searching for ways to bring the best medicine and the best care to your precious cargo. Laparoscopic pet surgeries allow us to provide the best in surgical care and optimal outcomes for our patients.

You Want to Put What in Where?

Laparoscopic procedures have been utilized in human medicine for several decades now and are the standard of care for many surgeries. This technique has (somewhat) recently crossed over into veterinary medicine, and we think it’s an amazing option for many types of procedures.

During a laparoscopic surgery, a small incision is made into the body, allowing us to insert a small camera (laparoscope) into the abdominal cavity. The abdomen is then filled with air to allow better visualization. One or two additional small (about 1 cm) incisions are also made to introduce surgical instruments. The surgeon can then view everything on a monitor and complete a wide variety of procedures without any additional trauma.


Pet Travel Tips for Sniffing Out New Destinations

pet travel tipsSummer means hitting the open road (or friendly skies) for family vacations, but what about the family pet? It’s common to hire reputable pet boarders or pet sitters to care for your cat or dog while you’re away, but is it the only option? Certainly not! It’s a great idea to take your pet along, but what does pet travel actually entail? Fun is definitely secondary to safety, but they can go hand in hand with our list of tips and tricks.


A Clean Bill of Health: The Importance of Regular Pet Wellness Exams

pet wellnessWe know that we’ll probably outlive our pets, and it’s this fact that helps us walk alongside them for as long as possible. Thanks in part to modern veterinary research and medicine, however, pets are living longer than ever. Instead of managing health problems after they develop, it’s now recommended that a pet be seen for routine examinations and diagnostics to prevent health problems. The result of supporting general pet wellness every 6 months? Pets and their owners get more of what they’ve always wanted: extra time together.

Lifelong Health

Younger pets need a bit more help in the beginning. To be sure, establishing the foundation of lifelong health is more successful when it’s done early on (it also helps with the creation of a positive vet experience during the sensitive period of development). We address vaccinations, microchipping, spaying or neutering, and parasite prevention, but we also take on behavioral needs, nutrition, lifestyle, dental care, and exercise.

The health of puppies and kittens is sustained through regular visits, and the average is twice a year.