Just like a physician recommends regular wellness exams to his patients, veterinarians recommend regular wellness exams to their patients – your pets. It is advantageous to recognize a potential health concern during early stages to increase the likelihood of treatment success, while minimizing expense and difficulty. The act of curing an existing condition can be financially burdensome, however, prevention methods are much more affordable! We will recommend a wellness plan based on several factors such as your pet’s breed, age, lifestyle, and overall health.
Wellness exams typically include:
With over 50 million pets residing in the United States, your companion is bound to come in contact with an infectious condition. We evaluate your pet’s lifestyle and unique risk factors to only administer the most relevant vaccines. We strive to reduce over-vaccination, which is why our veterinarians use personalized, up-to-date vaccine protocols and, whenever possible, administer multi-year vaccines.
At Levittown Animal Hospital, we vaccinate our patients using recombinant DNA vaccines, which are the safest and most effective vaccines available for pets today.
We now know that parasites – fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms – are more than a nuisance and can actually threaten your pet with grave illness and even death. Protect your pet and prevent parasite infestation before it happens by routinely testing for parasites and using safe and effective preventative medications.
Fleas and Ticks
We can discuss the best treatment options based on your environmental situation and review ways to control fleas in your home, yard and on your pet.
Depending on your pet’s lifestyle, fecal testing is recommended annually or semi-annually. Dogs and cats are commonly infected with internal parasites that can also be passed to humans. Not only does this pose a threat to your pet, but also the general public. Parasites are present in virtually all areas of the U.S. This results in a fairly high infection rate in puppies and kittens. Roundworms are a significant cause of blindness in children.
Heartworms are harmful but also preventable! We recommend annual testing as well as once-a-month preventives which are accessible through our online pharmacy.
Microchipping is essentially painless and provides lifelong protection and identification for your pet. The procedure is similar to a routine vaccination and is injected between the shoulder blades. Unlike a collar, a microchip can never fall off, be lost, altered, or intentionally removed.
An estimated 52.7% of dogs and 57.9% of cats in the United States are overweight or obese.
More food does not mean more love! It may be difficult to deny your dog or cat human food – however, it is important to remember that your pet’s nutritional needs differ from your own! Factors such as age, health condition, gender, weight, and breed effect overall recommended nutrition, whether that is a specialized diet or simply a balanced diet.
If your pet is experiencing nutritional challenges such as liver disease, renal failure, bladder and kidney stones, food allergies, or obesity, we are able to offer you advice and solutions.
Health concerns can begin with or be influenced by behavioral problems. Healthy pets may also need behavioral training to prevent disruption at home and with family life. We are trained and experienced in understanding pet’s behavior, preventing behavioral problems, and resolving various unwanted behaviors. We are happy to provide you with training tips and recommendations to help with the behavioral modification process.