Lavitt Animal Hospital provides complete laboratory services, diagnostic radiography, Dentistry, surgery and More!
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Lavitt Animal Hospital cares for dogs and cats from Morton Grove, IL. and the surrounding communities.
Vaccines & preventative care:
We provide both core and lifestyle vaccines for dogs and cats. Our clinic will provide individual recommendations based on pet health, age and lifestyle risk factors.
Core vaccines for dogs include DA2PPv (Canine Distemper Virus, Adenovirus-2, Parainfluenza virus and Parvovirus), Rabies and – in our area – Leptospirosis. Vaccination against Bordetella bronchiseptica, canine influenza and/or Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme) may be recommended based on pet lifestyle.
Core vaccines for cats include FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia virus) and Rabies. Vaccination against FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus) may be recommended based on age or pet lifestyle.
Puppies and kittens should receive their first set of vaccines by eight weeks of age, and usually have their immunity boosted during their first months of development. We will help you strategize your pet’s vaccinations for greatest impact and protection.
We recommend annual wellness exams for adult dogs and cats between one and seven years old. Puppies, kittens, and senior pets should have more frequent examinations. At each check-up, we record your pet's weight and temperature, ask about eating habits and exercise, and discuss parasite control. Our veterinarians also check for specific health issues, such as diabetes and signs of cancer. You also have the chance to get help with any behavioral concerns.
Senior wellness care:
Although the age at which dogs and cats are considered a senior can vary by breed, we like to start seeing pets for bi-annual exams around age seven. Like people, older pets have an increased risk of kidney disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, senility, arthritis and general weakness. Staying on top of these issues helps improve the quality of life for your pet in the senior years. Mobility challenges and behavior changes are also more common with older pets.
Why wait until the next day for results when you can have them right away? We provide a number of in-house diagnostic tests for your convenience and to provide more immediate medical care for your pet!
Your pet's oral health is a good indicator of his or her overall well-being. We check the teeth and gums at every wellness exam to look for signs of infection or other dental problems. Our staff works with clients to teach them proper toothbrushing techniques for an at-home routine – we can also help clients sift and winnow through the numerous dental products available to help make at-home preventative dental care easier.
Even the most diligent tooth brusher benefits from a fresh cleaning sometimes! We will help you know when your pet would benefit from scheduling a thorough dental scaling and polishing. For pets with fractured or severely diseased teeth, our veterinarian is well-trained in numerous oral procedures to help restore your pet to a comfortable, healthy mouth
We are excited to announce that we are digital! Our imaging system allows for faster, better-quality images which lead to a more accurate diagnosis of your pet. Our veterinarian can review these images with you while discussing interpretation, diagnosis and a recommended course of treatment
We are registered with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) to provide screening for hip and/or elbow dysplasia!
Our pets’ bodies are wondrously complex, but sometimes they don’t work as well as they should. Our veterinarian is trained to help diagnose illnesses of the endocrine, neurologic, gastrointestinal, immune, lymphatic, renal, hepatic, respiratory, and urogenital systems. We have many tools at our disposal to diagnose and treat ill pets. If specialized referral care is needed, we can also help with finding the best specialized care for your pet and understanding what to expect.
Some of the most common surgeries we perform include tooth extraction, removal of skin masses, bladder stones, and surgery for various types of cancer. Regardless of the type of surgery your pet needs, his or her veterinarian will let you know exactly what you can expect. This includes the surgical procedure itself as well as the recovery at home.
Spaying your female pet and neutering your male pet helps to control pet overpopulation. Unfortunately, millions of pets are euthanized every year because there are not enough homes for all of them. Additional benefits of sterilization include a longer lifespan, reduced risk of mammary gland and testicular cancer, no heat cycles or roaming behavior, and less aggressive behavior by both males and females.
We are happy to discuss the risks, benefits, timing and other considerations for your individual pet.
Euthanasia and Cremation:
It is always difficult to lose a pet that means so much. As this time draws near, we are available to consult with you about end-of-life decisions for your pet, as well as decisions to make for after your pet is gone.
We work with a cremation service that can provide both general cremation services, as well as private – our staff can help to guide you through the additional services they have available.
Please call us at 847-965-2810 or Click here to schedule your pet’s appointment.