All The Care You Need

Additional Services

We are passionate about providing the most comprehensive and high-quality care to your pets. We have additional services below to ensure that we meet your needs. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about whether these types of therapy could benefit your pet.

Laser Therapy

North Penn Animal Hospital uses the state-of-the-art Companion Therapy Laser system® for drug-free, surgery-free, pain-free, relief for your companion. This FDA-cleared deep-penetrating light allows relief of pain through the release of endorphins and stimulates injured cells to heal at a faster rate. Simply put, it provides RELIEF!

Some of the Disorders that Respond to Laser Therapy

  • Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Post Surgical Pain Relief & Increased Healing
  • Otitis (ear infections)
  • Wound Healing
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Gingivitis
  • Lacerations/Abrasions
  • Cystitis
  • Burns
  • Lick Granulomas

Top Ten Biological Effects of Laser Therapy

1. Anti-Inflammation. Laser has an anti-edema effect reducing swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
2. Anti-Pain (Analgesic). Laser Therapy has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells which block pain transmitted by these cells to the brain and which decreases nerve sensitivity.
3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth. Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligaments, and muscles are repaired faster.
4. Improved Vascular Activity. Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.
5. Increased Metabolic Activity. Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
6. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points. Laser Therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation. Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.
8. Improved Nerve Function. Laser light will speed up the process of nerve cell reconnection.
9. Immunoregulation. Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulation of immunoglobines and lymphocytes.
10. Faster Wound Healing. Laser light stimulates fibroblast development (fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing) in damaged tissue. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, Laser Therapy is effective on open wounds and burns.

Call or talk to one of our doctors today for more information.

Chiropractic Services

f your pet is suffering from conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, lameness, gastrointestinal disease, chronic health issues, or back problems, he or she might benefit from our chiropractic services with Dr. Alex Bilello.

Professional chiropractic manipulation can help ease pain, improve flexibility and mobility, and even enhance organ function. Chiropractic therapy can also promote healing and improve range of motion in dogs injured during sporting events.

Chiropractic philosophy is based on the relationship of the spinal cord to the nervous system of the entire body. It primarily involves manipulation of the spinal cord but can also involve manipulation of the leg joints and skull, strengthening or stretching muscles, and post-manipulation exercise. Most animals show no signs of pain or discomfort during therapy.

Chiropractors evaluate the function and structure of the spine, extremities, and skull. Based on their examination and the pet’s clinical history, they then adjust any subluxations (vertebrae and joints that are out of alignment or abnormally positioned). Subluxations are manipulated back into a normal position by using a short “thrust” that is applied very specifically in the correct direction. Because of the expertise required for this technique, chiropractic therapy should only be performed by a qualified doctor.

We use veterinary chiropractic in conjunction with traditional therapies to give your pet the best possible outcome. To discuss whether your pet is a candidate for chiropractic therapy, please call our clinic and set up an appointment with Dr. Bilello.

Microchipping

Each year millions of pets are lost. Without identification, many pets are never reunited with their families. We recommend identification tags on collars, but as we all know, these can be lost. Microchips are a permanent form of identification that gives the best chance of your pet being found and brought back to you.

Did You Know?

A study found that dogs with microchips were returned 52% of the time, while dogs without microchips were returned only 17%  of the time. Cats with microchips were returned 39% of  the time, while cats without microchips were  returned only 2% of the time.

Things To Know About Microchipping

  • Microchips are the size of a grain of rice and are implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades, and are no more painful to your pet than a vaccination. Many do not react.
  • Microchips have a unique number that will be assigned to your pet only. The chip only contains the number and not your personal information. Your information is kept secure by Petlink.
  • Animals hospitals and shelters use a special scanner to locate a microchip on lost pets. When a chip is found, a call to the national registry starts the process of reuniting the pet with their family.
  • Microchipping can be done during your pet’s annual exam or as a technician visit. A great time to have it done is while your pet is under anesthesia for a medical procedure such as a neuter, spay or dental.
  • Cats are great candidates for a microchip! Cats have more opportunities of wandering off. Indoor cats should be microchipped in the event that they become spooked and run out the door.
  • Holiday activities, workmen in the house or natural disasters are all potential opportunities for your pets to get out of the house and become lost.
  • The microchip includes registration into the PetLink Database for the life of your pet. Just sign on to www.petlink.net and register your pet! It is important you keep your contact information up to date. Outdated phone numbers and addresses are the most common problems encountered when lost pets are scanned.

What To Do If Your Pet Is Lost

  • Call all the animal hospitals, shelters (SPCA’s) and police in your area.
  • Post flyers with a color photo, your pet’s name, age, description, date lost, location lost and your contact information. Post everywhere!
  • Place ads in the newspapers. Also check the newspapers daily for your pet in the found section. Did you know that most newspapers will run a free ad for people who have found a lost pet or lost item?
  • Use social media! Facebook posts and Tweets have helped more pets find their way back home!
  • Drive around your neighborhood! Don’t just walk. Some dogs may not come to you, but will jump in your car when you open the door!
  • Alert your neighbors to keep an eye out.
  • Most important! Don’t give up! Many pets have been found months later.

Can your pet find their way home?

Cats, dogs, rabbits, and even ferrets can all be microchipped quickly and easily.  Please call us today to schedule an appointment for your pet’s microchip.  It could save their life.

Health Certificates &
International Travel

North Penn Animal Hospital ensures you peace of mind for a successful trip with your pet. We will ensure that the extensive paperwork and processing are completed on time and accurately to facilitate international and inter-state travel for your pets.

Trust us to handle the necessary certifications with care, prioritizing the well-being of your pets as they embark on their travels. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our qualified veterinarian, who promotes airplane and automobile travel ability.