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The Animals’ Hospital of Levittown provides a full range of preventive care services to help your dog live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.
Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Animal Hospital Association. We then customize our recommendations based on your dog’s hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.
Annual preventive care for dogs typically includes:
- At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the exam our doctors will perform a:
- Ear and Eye Examination
- Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
- Temperature Reading
- Abdominal Palpation
- Dental Exam
- Dermatological Exam
- Musculoskeletal Evaluation
- Vaccines are given based on your dog’s lifestyle and/or breed. Core vaccines include Rabies, Distemper and Leptosirosis. Based on your dog’s unique lifestyle, our veterinarians may also recommended additional vaccines including, but not limited to, Lyme, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Influenza.
- We offer Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas, and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your dog and your family members from them and the diseases they carry.
- We also perform Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of heartworms or other internal parasites and early disease screening tests to help identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam.
Your veterinarian will also discuss other services such as dental care or microchipping that will benefit your dog’s overall health and well being and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog’s health. We encourage you to write questions down and bring them with you to your appointment.