At Lenape Veterinary Clinic, we pride ourselves on providing a wide range of veterinary services in a state-of-the-art facility. We offer nearly everything your pet may need, from wellness and preventative care to soft-tissue surgeries to in-house diagnostics.
Our wellness examinations include our veterinarian checking out your pet from nose to tail. They will listen to their heart, examine their eyes, ears, and teeth, and make sure their respirations are normal. They will also feel their abdomen and make sure they feel nothing abnormal. They will ask you questions about their nutrition and activity levels, suggest screenings of potential health issues, and recommend vaccines based on your pet’s lifestyle and age.
Wellness exams are incredibly important to the health and wellbeing of your pet. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!
Regular vaccinations are one of the cornerstones of good preventive health care for dogs and cats. When administered by your veterinarian, vaccines provide cost-effective protection against infectious and contagious diseases for both pets and people. Vaccines help prevent many contagious illnesses, including ones that can be fatal, that pets may encounter if they are outdoors at all, socialize with other animals in public places, or travel with you.
Our team can help offer you some of the best advice regarding your pet’s vaccination plan, which can help lead to many happy years of health and wellness. Our doctors can help tailor a vaccination protocol for your pet based on his or her individual risk factors. Our pets are faced with many deadly infectious diseases, and vaccines can help protect them. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common.
Fleas, ticks, and heartworm are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health—and can even be fatal. Thankfully, all of these can be prevented, and Lenape Veterinary Clinic can help you keep your pet safe.
Fleas are small jumping insects that live off of the blood of animals. Not only can these parasites cause severe itching, irritation, and allergies, but they can also transmit tapeworms and diseases. And fleas don’t just stay on pets; they can bite people, too.
Ticks are external parasites that live off of the bodily fluids of animals. They can carry diseases from one animal to another and are the main cause of the spread of diseases such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis/anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Heartworm is a parasite that can live in the heart of dogs and cats. Mosquitoes carry the worm from one infected animal to another. Several hundred worms can live in the heart of a dog, and infection from the parasite causes significant damage and can be fatal.
Call us today and get your pet started on a parasite prevention and vaccination plan that will keep them protected from dangerous parasites and diseases.
We know that it can be a stressful time when your pet needs an operation. We’ll be with you every step of the way. Our team is highly trained to care for your pet before, during, and after surgery. We perform the surgery in a sterile environment and are vigilant in monitoring their vitals. We will make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
We offer a wide range of both major and minor soft tissue surgeries for your pet including:
- Spay and neuter
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. This is an excellent reminder of how important your pet’s dental condition is for their overall health. Strong oral hygiene will also help prevent infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart.
Your pet’s dental care is not different than your own dental care; it requires constant maintenance and oversight. Our pets use their mouths for so much more than just eating, and gum and tooth pain can make life really hard on them. This is why we perform a dental exam during every single visit to make sure no issues have arisen.
Signs that your pet may be experiencing dental problems include difficulty chewing or swallowing, red or bleeding gums, listlessness or disinterest in food, drooling, and failure to groom in cats. Fortunately, the disease progresses slowly, and there are actions we can take. If you should notice any of these symptoms in your pet, make an appointment for dental pet services at our veterinary clinic as soon as possible.
A dental cleaning at Lenape Veterinary Clinic involves the scraping and removing of tartar build-up and polishing of the teeth. Full mouth dental radiographs (x-rays) are taken to evaluate the health of the teeth under the gum line. Sometimes dental abscesses are found in teeth that look healthy from the outside. This shows the importance of dental x-rays, which can only be done with the pet under anesthesia. Then, any infected or unhealthy teeth are extracted. Our patients are much happier after their teeth have been cleaned and problem teeth removed! Call us today to schedule a dental check-up!
With our in-house laboratory, we are able to run complete blood cell counts, blood chemistries, and urinalysis, receiving results within minutes. Our laboratory allows us to screen for possible issues such as decreased organ function, electrolyte imbalance, anemia, infection, and diabetes.
Not only can our in-house laboratory give us a lot of useful information about your pet, but because we can get results in just a few minutes, we are able to start treating your pet as quickly as possible. This also means we can screen your pet for any potential health issues before they undergo surgery and anesthesia.
Our digital x-ray and ultrasound machines give us a peek at what is going on beneath the surface of your pet. Using these tools, we are able to find potential issues that we could not see before.
An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive diagnostic test that aids in diagnosing and treating medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Our Digital x-ray machine delivers images in seconds and offers lower exposure to radiation. With this tool, we can diagnose problems such as hairline fractures, pneumonia, or bladder stones.
Ultrasound is a very useful diagnostic tool that utilizes sounds waves through a specialized probe to project real-time images or videos of our patient’s organs onto a display screen. This modality allows the veterinarians to see within the organs and body cavities of our patients. With this tool, we can monitor blood flow to organs, check for intestinal obstructions, or look for abnormal fluid accumulation.
At Lenape Veterinary Clinic, we offer a range of ophthalmic services to care for your pet’s eyes. At every exam, we always examine the eyes for any possible abnormalities. Still, if you believe your pet is showing signs of eye issues such as rubbing or squinting their eye, we can run additional tests to check for any problems. We can check your pet’s tear production, look for any abrasions on their cornea, or measure their eye pressures. All of these tests are relatively painless for your pet.
If your pet requires more intensive help for their eyes, we also perform a variety of ophthalmic surgeries including:
Dealing with a sick pet can often be very stressful and upsetting, but Lenape Veterinary Clinic is here to help. Our highly trained staff are more than capable of diagnosing and caring for your pet. With our in-house laboratory and diagnostic imagery, we can work towards a diagnosis for your pet quickly.
Once we discover what might be making your pet ill, we are able to treat your pet using our fully-stocked in-house pharmacy. IV fluids will help hydrate your pet and give us access to administer necessary medications and electrolytes intravenously. We will work diligently to help your pet feel better as quickly as possible.
Our team understands that this may be one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever have to make. Rest assured that most pet owners struggle with this decision, and it’s not one you’ll have to make alone. We’ll be by your side for as much time as you need to go over options and talk it through. Euthanasia is a peaceful and virtually pain-free process, but it is best to understand what will occur and how your pet’s body may react. Knowing these things may help you make your decision regarding euthanasia and make the process less traumatic for you.
Being animal lovers and owners ourselves, we understand how hard it is to weigh your pet’s condition and his or her quality of life. We will take the time to discuss the physical and emotional factors involved in making end-of-life decisions and give you the time you need to consider your pet’s unique situation.
If you decide that euthanasia is necessary, we will provide a quiet and comfortable place and will make the process as peaceful and painless as possible. We do allow owners to be present at all euthanasias. If you have any questions concerning our process, please do not hesitate to give us a call.