Littleton West Animal Hospital in Colorado specializes in expert care for your Dog’s adult life.  We offer only the best for your best friend.

Elements of a complete exam for your adult dog:


  • Risk factor analysis: age, gender, breed, lifestyle
  • Physical condition: weight gain or loss, obesity; changes in body condition or conformation
  • Evaluation of skin, coat, and nail bed character; detection and assessment of lumps and bumps
  • Presence of lymph node enlargement
  • Hydration status
  • Abdominal palpation, especially the size and shape of kidneys and liver
  • Vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, and pain assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary evaluation: auscultation of heart and lung sounds; heart rate and rhythm; pulse rate and quality
  • Evaluation of the central nervous system: mentation; cranial and peripheral nerve reflexes, especially conscious proprioception; vision and hearing
  • Orthopedic examination: mobility, gait, range of motion, weakness, pain, crepitation, muscle mass
  • Rectal palpation

Littleton West Animal Hospital is your Dog Veterinarian for Littleton and the Denver Metro Area
We absolutely love dogs and caring for dogs!
We follow the guidelines for dog care and health from the American Animal Hospital Association and create a wellness plan to best suit the individual needs of each patient.

  • All dogs should be seen at least annually for a physical exam, and some may need to be seen more frequently based on individual needs.
  • Heartworm test as recommended by the American Heartworm Society
  • Early disease screening tests (CBC, blood chemistry, UA, fecal, thyroid, x-rays) customized plan based on assessment.
  • Year around parasite control and screening based on risk
  • Recommendations as needed for diet, dentistry, treatment, behavioral issues.
  • Core vaccinations (rabies, distemper, parvo, adenovirus)
  • Customized non-core vaccinations (leptospira, bordetella, influenza)
  • Establish a plan for follow-up as well as future care recommendations
  • Educational materials and thorough communication