Welcome to Animal Clinic at New Lenox

Animal Clinic at New Lenox provides quality veterinary care for dogs and cats in New Lenox, Illinois and the surrounding communities. We are a modern and inviting hospital boasting superb veterinarians, and numerous caring support staff dedicated to our patients, clients, and community.AAFP Cat Friendly Practice logo

We are a full-service animal hospital emphasizing preventive care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and care for sick and injured animals. For your convenience, we also offer feline boarding and grooming for dogs and cats.

We serve communities in the New Lenox, Illinois area, including (but not limited to): Joliet, Mokena, Orland Park, Frankfort, and Manhattan. Please call (815) 485-4477 to make an appointment for your pet.

Voted 2015 Business of the Year!

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Animal Clinic at New Lenox was established in 1978 and has undergone changes and improvements throughout the years in keeping with the many ongoing advancements in veterinary medicine. We focus on providing the highest quality medical and surgical services for your companion animals.

ACNL Voted 2015 Business of the Year!

The Animal Clinic at New Lenox Team is committed to providing quality veterinary care throughout the life of your dog or cat. We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care.

We're an AAFP-certified Cat Friendly Practice!

Give Us a Call Today

We serve communities in the New Lenox, Illinois area, including (but not limited to): Joliet, Mokena, Orland Park, Frankfort, and Manhattan. Please call (815) 485-4477 to make an appointment for your pet.

The Animal Clinic at New Lenox Team

 
 

At Animal Clinic of New Lenox, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.

If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. For inquiries regarding employment at Animal Clinic of New Lenox, please contact:

The Animal Clinic at New Lenox TeamTina Medland
Hospital Manager
cmedland@vetcor.com

Monday:   8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday:   8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday:   8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday:   8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday:   8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday:   8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday:   Closed

We accept a variety of payment options, including cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and CareCredit.

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CareCredit

CareCredit for Veterinary ExpensesCareCredit is a personal line of credit for healthcare, both human and veterinary. It works like a credit card that is used for your pet's healthcare services.

To apply for CareCredit, click, fill out and submit the CareCredit Online Credit Application. If accessing the Internet is not an option, you can also call their 24/7 phone number at 1-800-365-8295.

Animal Clinic at New Lenox
1328 North Cedar Road, New Lenox, IL 60451
(P) 815-485-4477

The Animal Clinic at New Lenox is located at the intersection of Cedar and Francis Roads in New Lenox, IL. We are approximately one mile north of Route 30 on Cedar Road, in the same shopping plaza as Little Joe's Pizza and C.P. Meat Market. The hospital is a free-standing, house-style building at the north end of the plaza parking lot.

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Animal Clinic at New Lenox collaborates with Integrative Pet Care on Abbey's post-surgery rehab program. (Click Play button below to watch video.)


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Prolong Your Dog's Life

Animal Clinic at New Lenox 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.

Canine Exam at Animal Clinic at New LenoxOur 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 based on your dog’s lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies, Distemper and Leptospirosis. Our veterinarians may also recommend additional vaccines such as Lyme and Bordetella (Kennel Cough).

  • 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 easily transmitted parasites.

  • 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 wellbeing and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog's health.

Animal Clinic at New Lenox is AAFP cat-friendly certifiedProlong Your Cat's Life

Animal Clinic at New Lenox provides a full range of preventive care services to help your cat live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Dr. Ubatuba with one of our feline patientsOur veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and take into consideration your cat’s hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Annual preventive care for cats 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
  • Vaccination recommendations include core vaccines Rabies and Feline Distemper. Your veterinarian may also suggest the Feline Leukemia vaccine for outdoor cats.

  • Parasite Control Products to prevent and repel heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Round worms can be transmitted to humans, so controlling these parasites protects your cat and also your family.

  • Diagnostic Testing to check for Feline Leukemia and/or Feline AIDS (FeLV/FIV), heartworms or other internal parasites and early stages of diseases which cannot be detected during a physical exam.

  • Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping, that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your cat.

Give Your Puppy or Kitten the Right Start in Life

At Animal Clinic at New Lenox, each pet's first year of care is customized based on its specific needs. Just like human children, puppies and kittens require additional physical exams and vaccine boosters to ensure that they get the very best start in life.

Kitten and Puppy in GrassOur recommendations  for your pet's first year.

  • Physical Exams: Your puppy's or kitten's lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.

  • Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested guidelines.

  • Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit if not done previously.

  • Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying and neutering or microchipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.

Spayed and Neutered Pets live a healthier and longer life!

At Animal Clinic at New Lenox, we believe in the importance of spaying/neutering puppies and kittens to provide them with a long and healthy life.

Spaying or neutering your dog or cat will reduce common problems such as:

  • Puppy and KittenA pyometra, or uterine infection, is a potentially life-threatening condition which can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Occurrence is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.

  • Over one half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.

  • There are more puppies and kittens overpopulating shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized.

  • Testicular cancer can be eliminated and prostatitis, an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate, can be greatly reduced with early neutering.

  • Unwanted behavioral problems such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with early spaying/neutering.

Care for Sick and Injured Pets

Dr. Ubatuba examines a pet's lab sampleAt Animal Clinic at New Lenox, we focus on keeping your pet happy and healthy. Unfortunately, some pets occasionally experience illnesses or injuries that require a veterinarian's care and attention.

Animal Clinic at New Lenox offers high-quality diagnostic and medical treatments for sick and injured cats and dogs. We provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere to diagnose and treat your pet.

A successful recuperation is our goal and our experienced and caring team of veterinarians is supported by our:

  • on-site laboratory
  • x-ray capabilities

If your dog or cat is experiencing an illness including, but not limited to, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, loss of appetite or lower energy level, our team and facility are here to diagnose and treat your pet. We are also equipped to help your pet recover if it has sustained an injury such as a bite wound, lameness or trauma from an accident (including if your pet is hit by a car).

We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours, but we will stay later for emergencies that call before closing. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.

Animal Clinic at New Lenox offers ultrasonography, a safe and non-invasive imaging technique for diagnosing and treating sick or injured pets.

Feline Pet's Ultrasound ImageAn ultrasound uses sound waves, rather than radiation, to penetrate internal organs. X-ray images use radioactive light and can only pick up dense body parts (such as bone and cartilage), but cannot show detail of tissues. Small, fine details that cannot be seen on x-rays may be easily seen on ultrasound.

Similar to sonar technology, an ultrasound transmits high-frequency sound waves into the body. Various tissues "bounce" the waves back toward the ultrasound. The ultrasound then measures the distance for each area that this happens, and uses algorithms to display the "echoes" as an image on the screen.

This diagnostic imaging method enables virtually anything internal to be visible, allowing veterinarians to detect:
  • bladder stones
  • kidney stones
  • obstructions
  • cysts
  • pregnancy
 
  • tumors
  • heart problems
  • abnormal growth
  • and more

Guided by the ultrasound images, biopsy and fluid samples can be safely and easily obtained from your pet without performing invasive and costly surgery.

If your pet is experiencing illness or injury, we are here to help. Please call us today at 815-485-4477.

Why we are the best choice for your pet's surgical needs

Dr. Tekyl performs surgery on a petMany pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Animal Clinic at New Lenox, your pet's safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.

Our procedures include the following:

  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work—ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.

  • Safe Anesthesia—a very safe anesthetic gas which is also used in human pediatric medicine.

  • Experienced Monitoring Support—our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet’s pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.

  • IV Catheter Placement—fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.

  • Pain Medication—is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet's comfort.

Veterinary Surgical Services

Animal Clinic at New Lenox provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high-quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

Our team of veterinarians and technicians are experienced with a range of surgeries. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring and lots of care and attention throughout the day.

In addition to spays, neuters, and declaws, we also offer the many general soft tissue surgeries.

At the Animal Clinic at New Lenox, we provide state-of-the-art dentistry and oral surgery for pets. We pride ourselves on educating pet owners about dental care and disease prevention, and work closely with you and your pet.

Canine Oral HealthOur dentistry equipment is similar to what you would find in a human dental office. We have digital dental radiography and the most up-to-date surgical equipment for dogs and cats. Since our dental patients are treated under general anesthesia, we pay special attention to our anesthetic protocol, and customize anesthesia to the needs of your pet.

Our veterinarians have undergone extensive training in advanced dental procedures in order to provide our patients with the highest level of care possible.

Pet Dental Care

Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet’s long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop infection, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease. Animal Clinic at New Lenox offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your dog's or cat's teeth clean and healthy.

Routine Pet Dental Examinations

Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.

Good Oral Hygiene for Pets

Video Tutorial: How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth (Click image below to play video.)

Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

  • Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
  • Brush your pet’s teeth daily, or give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day
  • Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health

Feline boarder at Animal Clinic at New LenoxAnimal Clinic at New Lenox also offers boarding for cats so that you can leave your pet in total comfort at our full-service boarding facility.

At Animal Clinic at New Lenox, we try to make your feline pet's vacation a special occasion. We know the decision to board your pet can be an anxious time for you and your special friend.

Our boarding facility provides a comfortable and relaxing home away from home for your cat when you need to be away on business, vacation or an emergency.

We pay special attention to assure your pet is safe and comfortable.

Our Feline Guests enjoy the following amenities:

  • Immaculately Clean Cages
  • Owner Visits and Tours of the Facility
  • A Clean & Comfy Atmosphere
  • Fresh Bedding & Daily Housekeeping
  • Individualized Care
  • Convenient Hours
  • Attentive Staff
  • Individual Playtime
  • Extra Treats
  • Daily Veterinary Observations
  • Veterinary Medical Services if needed
  • All the Comforts of Home!

Feline Boarding Requirements

  • Cats must be current on the following vaccines – Distemper (FVRCP) and Rabies
  • All pets must be free from internal and external parasites

Please feel free to fax your cat's vaccine history to us at 815-485-0930 prior to arrival. We look forward to your pet's vacation!

Animal Clinic at New Lenox offers microchip identification for pets. We use the HomeAgain Pet Recovery and Identification System. You can rest easy knowing your pet is protected – whether you are at home or you take them out of town.

Pet Microchip and Grain of RiceWhat is microchipping?

A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for the pet's entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.

How does microchip identification work?

Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national registry. Most veterinarians and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found, and the microchip is scanned, the registry is called and the owner is contacted.

Please call us at (815) 485-4477 to make an appointment.

Did you know that getting lost is the No. 1 cause of death for pets?

One in three pets goes missing during its lifetime and without identification, 90 percent of pets never return home. Microchip implantation causes no more discomfort than a vaccination and is a simple one-time insertion with a syringe.

Almost all humane organizations have scanners that read microchip IDs. HomeAgain Pet Recovery & ID System reports they recover 10,000 lost pets each month and have helped more than 1 million lost pets return home.

For more information, visit the HomeAgain website.

At Animal Clinic at New Lenox, we offer pet grooming as one of our services for your dog or cat. Dogs and cats can get dirty and their fur can get matted. We have a terrific groomer who loves to make your pet look, feel and smell its best. A well groomed pet is a healthier and happier pet!

Dog in bathtubOur groomer, JoAnn May, is a pet care professional who understands that each pet and breed has different grooming requirements. She will be happy to discuss the best ways to achieve a healthy and comfortable coat for your pet.

In addition to maintaining a healthy coat, your pet's hair and nails should be trimmed on a regular basis. Trimming your pet's hair and nails is an important part of a hygiene routine that not only helps your pet stay in top shape, but also contributes to its overall good health.

Our Professional Groomer offers:

  • Clip, Trim & Style
  • Breed Specific Cuts
  • Brush Out
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving
  • Conditioning
  • Anal gland expression
  • Nail Trims
  • Ear Cleaning

Please call (815) 485-4477 to book your pet's grooming today. JoAnn will be happy to answer all your questions to ensure that your pet's grooming experience turns out just as you imagined.

Animal Clinic at New Lenox offers an array of both prescription and over the counter products to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our in-house pharmacy is stocked with prescription medications to provide preventive care, treat illnesses and ensure that your pet’s medication is always available.

 

We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours, but we will stay later for emergencies that call before closing. Please call us at 815-485-4477 for immediate assistance. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.

Pet emergency careWe refer after-hours emergencies to:

Animal Emergency of Mokena
19110 S. 88th Avenue, Mokena, IL 60448
(P) 708-326-4800

VCA Aurora Animal Hospital
2600 W. Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL 60506
(P) 630-896-8541

VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital
2441 Warrenville Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(P) 630-963-0424

Premier Animal Emergency & Specialty Care
13715 S. Cicero Avenue, Crestwood, IL 60445
(P) 708-388-3771

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New Clients

Thank you for choosing Animal Clinic at New Lenox to care for your pet. Downloading and filling out the New Client Form prior to your first appointment will greatly assist us in adding you and your pet to our system. Please feel free to fax it to us at 815-485-0930 or to bring it with you to your pet's first appointment. We will be happy to contact your previous veterinarian to obtain any necessary information or documentation regarding your pet's medical history.

Annual veterinary care is crucial to keeping your pet happy and healthy. Click the icons below to learn more about what your veterinarian can do for your pet.

  Pet Exams icon   Pet Vaccines icon  
 

Exams check overall health and detect problems before they become severe or costly.

 

Vaccines protect against common and fatal diseases based on your pet's age and lifestyle.

 
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Dental and oral care prevents bad breath and diseases that could become life-threatening.   Lab tests diagnose and prevent sickness or injury in safe and non-invasive ways.   Parasite prevention treats and protects against deadly heartworms, parasites, and flea/tick infestations.
         
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  Nutrition ensures your pet gets the balanced diet it needs and maintains a healthy weight.   Spaying and neutering protects pets from serious health and behavioral problems.  
 

Care Guides for Pet Owners

Your pet's health also depends on you. Click on the icons below to learn more about what pet owners can do at home to keep their pets living a long, healthy life.

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Home care is just as important as veterinary care in keeping your pet happy and healthy.

 

Care for all ages includes veterinary care and home care tips for your pet at every age.

 

Ages and stages is our chart to help you find out your pet's age in "human years."

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Bringing your pets to the veterinarian for a physical exam every year is the smartest and easiest way to keep them healthy. Exams allow your veterinarian to detect any problems before they become severe or costly.

Pet Exams for Dogs and CatsYour Veterinarian Will Check...

  • muscular and skeletal health by feeling for healthy muscle mass and joint pain.

  • neurologic system – it could indicate birth defects in younger pets, and cognitive issues in older pets.

  • appropriate weight and  lifestyle for your pet's age.

  • lymph nodes – swollen nodes can indicate a wound, virus, infection or some other illness.

  • vital signs (temperature, pulse and respiration) – an abnormal reading could indicate illness.

  • skin and coat condition for growths, infection wounds and overall skin health.
     
 

Bring Your Pet to the Veterinarian Every Year for a Clean Bill of Health and Peace of Mind

Your pet can't tell us what's wrong. But routine physical exams can help your veterinarian detect any problems or diseases you might not have otherwise picked up on, including heart murmurs, tumors, enlarged organs, cataracts, ear infections, ear mites, dental and gum disease, skin issues and allergies.
 
     


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Vaccines protect against common diseases that your pets may become exposed to.

Did You Know?

Vaccines have about a 95% success rate for preventing infections and fatal diseases.

     
  Canine Vaccines

Rabies

The rabies vaccine is required by law and protects against the fatal illness. Rabies can be transmitted to other pets and people through the bite of an infected animal.

Distemper (DHPP)

This combination vaccine protects against viruses that cause life-threatening neurologic, respiratory and gastrointestinal issues.

Leptospirosis

This vaccine protects against a bacteria that can cause deadly kidney or liver disease. Leptospirosis is also transmissible to people.

Lyme

This vaccine helps prevent Lyme disease, which is easily transmitted through the bite of an infected tick.

 
 

Lifestyle Vaccines

These might be recommended if your dog visits boarding facilities, groomers, training classes, dog parks, and other social settings.

Bordetella

This vaccine protects against an airborne respiratory virus known as "Kennel Cough."

 
 
     
  Feline Vaccines

Rabies

The rabies vaccine is required by law and protects against the fatal illness. Rabies can be transmitted to other pets and people through the bite of an infected animal.

Distemper (FVRCP)

This combination vaccine protects against viruses that cause life-threatening respiratory and gastrointestinal issues.
 
     
 

Lifestyle Vaccine

This is given to all outdoor cats, including those who go out occasionally -even if it's just on an open porch.

Feline Leukemia

This vaccine protects against the contagious and often fatal disease, which is easily spread between cats.

 

 

     
 

Vaccines are the key to a long and healthy life. Your veterinarian will suggest the best vaccines for your pet based on age, medical history and lifestyle.

 
     

Download the Pet Vaccines handout

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Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets. Without proper preventive or home care, plaque and tartar can build up, which may cause oral infections, bad breath, infected gum tissues (gingivitis) or even bone loss (periodontitis).

Did You Know?

It's not normal for your pet to have bad breath – it can be a sign of serious dental or gum issues.

Pet Dental & Oral Care

     
 

Sixty percent of dental disease is hidden below the gum line, and can only be found with x-rays. Brush your pet's teeth regularly and check with your veterinarian about screenings, cleanings and products available to help keep those pearly whites clean.

 
     


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Yearly lab tests are safe and non-invasive ways to diagnose and prevent sickness or injuries in pets that a physical exam cannot detect.

     
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Blood Screening

A blood screening checks for anemia, parasites, infections, organ function and sugar levels. It is important to get a blood test annually for your pet, to help your veterinarian establish a benchmark for normal values and easily see any changes that may point to problems.

Urinalysis

This test has the ability to screen for diabetes, urinary tract infections, bladder/kidney stones, as well as dehydration and early kidney disease.

Intestinal Parasite Check

Using a stool sample, your veterinarian can check to see if your pet has parasites. Many parasites can be passed on to humans, so it is important to complete this screening annually, especially if your pet has any symptoms including upset stomach, loss of appetite and weight loss.

 
     
 
 
     
 

Routine testing can add years to your pet's life. Your veterinarian will recommend lab tests appropriate for your pet based on age and lifestyle.

 
     
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Canine Tests

Your veterinarian may check for the presence of heartworms in your dog, as well as the three common tick-borne diseases – Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia Canis.
 
     
 
 
     
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Feline Tests

A combination test checks for heartworm, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FeLV and FIV are serious diseases that weaken the immune system, making cats susceptible to a variety of infections and other diseases. FeLV is spread through casual contact, and FIV is transmitted primarily through bite wounds. They can also be transferred to cats by their mothers. Any new pets, or sick/stray cats entering a household, should be tested.

Blood Pressure Testing

Senior cats are routinely tested for high blood pressure. It may occur as a secondary disease to another illness and is commonly seen in older cats. But it can affect a cat at any age and cause damage to the eyes, heart, brain and kidneys. A new heart murmur or alterations in your cat's eyes during a routine exam may prompt your veterinarian to take a blood pressure reading.

 
     

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Prevention is the best approach in protecting your pet against deadly heartworms, intestinal parasites, and flea and tick infestations. Your veterinarian will help you find the product that is right for your pet based on his or her needs.

     
 

EXTERNAL PARASITES
are assessed visually by your veterinarian.

 
     
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Fleas

Fleas thrive when the weather is warm and humid. All cats and dogs are susceptible to flea infestations. Beyond the skin irritation and discomfort, flea infestations can also cause deadly infections, flea-allergy dermatitis (OUCH!) and the transmission of tapeworm parasites if ingested.

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Ticks

Ticks can spread serious infectious diseases such as Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis to pets and people. Pet owners should inspect their pets regularly for ticks, large and small, especially after being outside in a wooded or grassy area.

 
     
 
     
 

INTERNAL PARASITES
are assessed by blood tests and fecal exams.

 
     
 
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Intestinal Parasites

Roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm, whipworm, Coccidia, Giardia and Cryptosporidium are all common in cats and dogs. Many of these parasites can be transmitted to you and your family if your pet becomes infected.

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Heartworm

Mosquitoes can spread heartworm, a harmful disease that affects both dogs and cats. As its name implies, heartworm lives in the blood of a pet's heart and blood vessels. We recommend annual screenings for both dogs and cats, even if they are already on heartworm preventatives.

 
     
     
     
 

Life is better for your pet and family without parasites.
Let us help you choose your flea, tick, heartworm and
intestinal parasite preventatives today!

 
     


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Just like humans, an animal's diet directly affects its overall health and well-being. Allowing a pet to overeat, or to consume the wrong foods, may lead to a wide variety of ailments including obesity, diabetes and arthritis.

Did You Know?

Over 50% of dogs and cats in the United States are obese or overweight.

Proper Nutrition

Although we think of our pets as family members, they shouldn’t be allowed to eat like us. Maintaining a proper diet will help keep your pet at a healthy weight. Be sure not to overfeed, and that you are providing a diet tailored to your pet's breed, age, weight and medical history.

Common Foods To Avoid

Think twice about feeding your pet table scraps. Common foods such as chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions and garlic could be dangerous to an animal. Some non-food items like lily plants and antifreeze are also toxic to pets. Check with your veterinarian if your pet has ingested anything questionable.
Pet Nutrition

 

Growth Diet

Growing puppies and kittens need more nutrient-dense food than adults. Ask your veterinarian which food is right for this stage of life. Cats switch to an adult diet right after being spayed or neutered, no matter what the age, to decrease the likelihood of obesity and related conditions.

Adult Diet

Selecting an adult dog or cat food that will keep your pet healthy and energetic starts with knowing your pet's lifestyle. Does your dog weigh just the right amount and go for long walks daily? Or is it a lap dog that loves nothing more than to snooze the day away? Talk to your veterinarian about these issues to help guide you in choosing the best food for your pet.

Senior Diet

Your senior dog or cat may need fewer calories, less fat, and more fiber as he or she ages. Many older pets can continue eating the food they always have – just a little less to compensate for not being as active. Check with your veterinarian which food and amount is best for your pet.

   
     
 

Every pet ages differently. Your veterinarian can help you determine the best diet for your pet's needs.

 
     


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Spaying or neutering can protect your pet from serious health and behavioral problems later in life. It also helps control the stray animal population.

Spaying or Neutering Reduces the Risk of...

Uterine Disease

Known as a pyometra, this is a potentially life-threatening condition which can be very expensive to treat. It is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.

Mammary Tumors (Breast Cancer)

Over one-half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.

Testicular Cancer

This cancer, as well as prostatitis (an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate), can be greatly reduced with early neutering.

 

Behavioral Problems

Unwanted behaviors such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with spaying or neutering.

Overpopulation

There are more puppies and kittens in shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized. Spaying or neutering can help reduce the number of animals in need of homes.Cat and Dog graphic

   
     
 

Spayed and neutered pets live healthier and longer lives! Consider the benefits to your pet and the community, and ask us when is the best time to spay or neuter your pet.

 
     


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Make your pet's well-being a priority. See your veterinarian regularly and follow these tips to keep your pet happy and healthy.

Nutrition

Your veterinarian will give you a recommendation for a high quality and nutritious diet for your pet, and advise you on how much and how often to feed him or her. Diets may vary by species, breed and age.

Identification

Microchipping is a safe and permanent identification option to ensure your pet's return should he or she get lost. Ask us about the process and get your pet protected.

Safety

Always keep your dog on a leash in public, and your cat indoors to protect them from common hazards such as cars and other animals.

Grooming

Frequent brushing keeps your pet's coat clean and reduces the occurrence of shedding, matting and hairballs. Depending on the breed, your pet may also need professional groomings.

Dental and Oral Health

Brush your pet's teeth regularly and check with your veterinarian about professional cleanings as well as dental treats and products available to help prevent bad breath, gingivitis, periodontitis and underlying disease. Although your pet's teeth may look healthy, significant disease could be hidden below the gum line.

 

Exercise

Be sure to spend at least 15 minutes a day playing with your cat to keep him or her active and at a healthy weight. All dogs need routine exercise to stay fit, but the requirements vary by breed and age. Ask us what's best for your dog. Doggy daycares and boarding facilities are other ways to help to burn off some energy and socialize your pets.

Training

Enroll your dog in training classes to improve his or her behavior with pets and people. Cats need minimal training. Be sure to provide them with a litter box beginning at four weeks of age.

Environmental Enrichment

Entertain your pet's natural instincts by using toys that encourage them to jump and run. Cats especially need to fulfill their instinct to hunt – provide interactive toys that mimic prey like a laser pointer or feathers on a wand. You can also hide treats in your pet's toys or around the house to decrease boredom while you're away.Pet Care at Home

     
 

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Call us if your pet experiences vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite, lethargy, trouble breathing, excessive drinking or urinating, wheezing or coughing, pale gums, discharge from nose, swollen eye or discharge, limping, and/or difficulty passing urine or stool as these may be signs of illness.

 
     


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Every animal is unique, and the start of each stage of life calls for different home and veterinary care. Check with your veterinarian to establish a proactive wellness plan to keep your pet happy and healthy throughout its life.

Annual Wellness

Puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines and physical exams. During these exams, your veterinarian may also recommend parasite preventatives or lab tests.

Adult pets will need to continue visiting the veterinarian annually for physical exams, recommended vaccines and routine testing.

Senior pets can develop similar problems seen in older people, including heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and arthritis. Your veterinarian may recommend biannual visits to ensure your pet's quality of life.

Spay/Neuter

Females spayed before their first heat cycle will be less likely to get uterine infections, ovarian cancer and breast cancer. Males neutered at any age will be less likely to get prostate disease. Spaying or neutering also helps prevent behavioral problems like marking and escaping. Talk to your veterinarian about spaying or neutering your pet.

Nutrition

Pets require different types of food to support each life stage. Growing puppies and kittens need more nutrient-dense food than adults while adult dogs and cats need food that will keep them healthy and energetic. Your senior dog or cat may need fewer calories, less fat, and more fiber as he or she ages. Talk to your veterinarian to determine what's appropriate for your pet.

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Exercise

Adult dogs should stay active with daily walks and one-on-one training. Keep your adult cats fit by using toys that encourage them to run and jump, and be sure to give them at least 15 minutes of playtime a day.

Weight management of your senior dog or cat is extremely important to ensure they are at an ideal body weight and able to move around comfortably.

Training

Behavioral issues are a major cause of pet abandonment. Begin training your puppy or kitten right away to prevent bad habits and establish good ones.

Start house training your puppy as soon as you get home. Keep your puppy supplied with plenty of chew toys so he or she gets used to gnawing on those and not your belongings.

All cats need a litter box, which should be in a quiet, accessible room. Place your kitten in the box after a meal or whenever it appears he or she needs to go. Be sure to scoop out solids daily and empty it out completely once a week. The number of boxes in your household should be the total of number of cats plus one.

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Animals age at a faster rate than humans do, and your pet's health needs will evolve over time. Use this chart to figure out your pet's age in human years, and check with your veterinarian to establish a wellness plan specific to your young, adult or senior pet.

Pet Ages & Stages Chart

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Mary Ubatuba, DVMDr. Ubatuba has been Chief of Staff at Animal Clinic at New Lenox since September 2009. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, she now resides in Lockport, Illinois. Dr. Ubatuba attended Northwestern University as an undergraduate, earning her degree in 2001. She then attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM degree with honors in 2005. After graduation from vet school, Dr. Ubatuba completed a one year small animal rotating internship at Texas A&M University and then went on to practice at the Animal Care Clinic of Homer Glen in Homer Glen, Illinois before joining us here. We feel so lucky to have such an outstanding and experienced Chief of Staff treating our beloved patients at Animal Clinic at New Lenox!

David Teykl, DVMDr. Teykl has been practicing at Animal Clinic at New Lenox since 2000. He was the valedictorian of his 1982 graduating class at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Teykl has special interests in skin and ear diseases, allergy diagnosis and treatment, and endocrinology.

Dr. Teykl is married and has three children. The Teykl family also includes two cats named Lily and Lucy. He and his family reside in the south suburban area where he has lived his whole life. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, fishing and gardening.

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This holiday season, we're thankful for YOU! To show our appreciation for our clients and pets, we are offering $5 off annual wellness exams in November 2017

Thank youBringing your pets to the veterinarian for a physical exam every year is the smartest and easiest way to keep them healthy. At the Animal Clinic at New Lenox, we know that it can get busy during the holidays, and we want to ensure that we can help make the holiday season a happy and healthy one for you and your pets. 

Thank you for another great year, and for entrusting us with your pet's care!

Call us at (815) 485-4477 to book your pet's appointment today.

cat holiday present'Tis the season! Pamper your pet just in time for holiday photos and gatherings with a professional grooming.

Plus, schedule your pet's groom any time between November 1-December 31, 2017, and get an additional $5 off your return visit January 2-March 31, 2018! Limit one coupon/per pet per visit.

Let's make sure your pet looks and feels their very best this holiday season. Call us at (815) 485-4477 to schedule your pet's appointment today!

Santa with dog QuincyBring your entire family (yes, both two and four-legged family members are welcome!) for some holiday fun at our annual "Pet Photos with Santa" fundraiser on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

We ask for a minimum $10 cash donation this year or a new/unopened item from the TLC Wish List. All proceeds will benefit the TLC Animal Shelter.Thank you for helping us support TLC and pets in need.

We look forward to seeing you and your pets looking your holiday best!

Texas Hurricane Pet ReliefA big "Thank You" is extended to all who participated in our Help Us Help Houston raffle for the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation!

We are proud to say that Animal Clinic at New Lenox and our clients raised $300 in the month of September to help pets and families in need following the hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

At this time, we are also happy to announce our raffle basket winners:

Congratulations to the Canine Gift Basket winner Mary T. and her pet Peanut and the Feline Gift Basket winner, Dave F. and his cat (also) Peanut!

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our September fundraiser. We couldn't do what we do without the support of our clients and their pets!

Meet our dedicated hospital manager, veterinary technicians, client care specialists and pet care attendants. We are devoted to you and your pets. Please let us know what we can do to improve our services and to make your experience at Animal Clinic at New Lenox the best!

Tina Medland, Animal Clinic at New Lenox ManagerTina, our Hospital Manager, has been employed at Animal Clinic at New Lenox since April 2012. She has extensive management and training experience, with a special interest in computer technology and web development and can often be found updating the hospital's Facebook page. Married for the past 18 years to her high school sweetheart, Tina enjoys spending time with the family consisting of three Golden Retrievers (Dexter, Quincy and Winnie) and her cats (Chloe, Charlie, Lily, and Albert). She also enjoys reading and scrapbooking/paper crafting, in addition to training her dogs for obedience and pet therapy.