Preventative Medicine Happy, Healthy Pets Since 1954

Houston Preventative Veterinary Care

Monitoring Your Pet’s Long-Term Health

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Avoiding illness altogether is far more preferable to needing to treat a full-blown illness. At Bellaire-Richmond Pet Hospital, we focus on preventing disease in your pets so that they can enjoy a long, healthy life by your side. Our Houston veterinarians are here to help you and your pet get the most they can out of our preventative care program.

Call (713) 322-4950 or contact us online to schedule a wellness exam and begin your preventative care journey at Bellaire-Richmond Pet Hospital.

Preventative Care & Your Pet

No two pets are alike – just like no two humans are alike. That means that the approach we take to your pet’s preventative care will look different than the approach we take with your neighbor’s pet. We take our time to customize our care to match your pet’s needs.

Factors our Houston veterinarians consider when developing your pet’s preventative care plan include:

  • Age
  • Breed
  • Preexisting conditions
  • Lifestyle
  • Behavior
  • Diet
  • Weight
  • Household environment
  • Activity level

Each of these factors are unique to your pet and will inform our recommendations as we develop a preventative care plan for them. Some breeds may be predisposed to certain degenerative diseases, while other breeds require more exercise and food. It all depends on your pet! We work hard to make sure your pet’s healthcare is optimized for them.

Once we fully understand your pet’s needs, we’ll put together recommendations that are designed to give your pet a full healthy life. Our focus is always on making sure your pet enjoys a high quality of life for years to come.

Your pet’s preventative care can include:

  • Regular wellness exams
  • Annual blood tests
  • Annual urinalysis
  • Parasite prevention
  • Vaccinations
  • Spaying or neutering
  • Microchipping

Taken together, all of these elements can help improve your pet’s longevity and quality of life. We take great pains to make sure your pet’s needs are being met at every stage of their lives. Our team makes sure to document your pet’s treatments to establish a baseline that will help us identify and prevent future diseases.

Preventative Care for Elderly Pets

Even senior pets can benefit from preventative care – it’s never too late to help improve your pet’s quality of life! Our Houston veterinarians can help you help your pet to live out their golden years as happily and healthily as possible.

Elderly pets have different needs than their younger selves. When we structure a preventative care plan for your elderly pets, we’ll take their medical history and risk factors into account. We will discuss your concerns about your pet as they age, as well as help you identify signs or symptoms that indicate your pet could be struggling. The sooner you notice changes in your pet’s behavior – at any age! – the sooner we can act to help your pet.

Questions about how preventative care can help your pet? Call (713) 322-4950 or contact us online for more information.

Happy, Healthy Pets

Read Our Pawsitively Raving Reviews
  • Everyone Was Friendly & Kind

    “The new hospital is beautiful and there’s so much more space for our over-sized doggies. Everyone was friendly and kind…really helped our Pinky get over being so scared about the examination process. Great Job, everyone!”

    - Nina
  • Extremely Polite & Friendly

    “I love your new digs! I especially like that all the beautiful photos on the walls are of the staff’s own pets. Everyone here is extremely polite and friendly and genuinely loves animals. Thank you!!!”

    - Pam
  • Knowledgeable & Courteous

    “We have taken our dogs to Bellaire Richmond Animal Hospital for 20 some years. First our Amy and now our Lexi. We find that we always receive professional and courteous care. The staff and the veterinarians are always knowledgeable and courteous.”

    - Vera
  • They Have Been Consistently Empathetic

    “Bellaire Richmond has been our vets since we moved to Houston in 1977. Yikes! That’s 40 years! They have been consistently empathetic and professional. It’s great to see the new vets continuing this tradition.”

    - Jill
  • Treat My Pets Compassionately

    “I have used this clinic for many years. I am just as pleased with the new owners and staff as I was 40 years ago. The doctors always treat my pets compassionately and have had great success with their treatments.”

    - Ruby

Why Choose Us?

  • Highly Skilled & Reliable Staff
  • We Go the Extra Mile for Our Four Legged Family
  • Provide High Quality Medicine & Care
  • Great Customer Service & Patient Care
We Go the Extra Mile for Our Furry Family

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!