Better Veterinary Care with Pet Diagnostics
At Faithful Friends Veterinary Clinic, we continually strive to treat pets in Dublin and surrounding areas with the most current practices in veterinary medicine. Our advanced pet diagnostics help us pin-point underlying conditions and can alert us to medical problems. We may utilize diagnostic testing during your pet’s routine examination or if they’re seeing us for an illness. With digital radiography, ultrasonography and laboratory testing, we’re better able to diagnose and give you answers to what’s ailing your four-legged friend.
State-of-the-Art Digital Radiography
Digital radiography, or digital X-rays, gives us a nearly instantaneous look into your pet’s skeletal and internal systems. The radiation your furry friend is exposed to from digital X-rays is so miniscule that it’s safe even for pregnant pets. It helps us diagnose more than just bone fractures. By examining the size, shape and position of certain organs, we can diagnose diseases as well. Things radiography helps diagnose include:
- Foreign bodies
- Liver, kidney and heart disease
- Intestinal blockage
- Bladder stones
- Chronic arthritis
Looking Deeper with Ultrasonography
We’re fortunate to have access to an ultrasound machine at Faithful Friends Veterinary Clinic. Ultrasonography uses sound waves to give us real time, two-dimensional images of your pet’s internal abdominal area. We’re able to evaluate the liver, kidneys and gall bladder of your pet, and diagnose many conditions including:
- Abnormal lymph nodes
- Abdominal fluid
Running Laboratory Work
Laboratory testing is an indispensable tool when it comes to pet diagnostics. By running laboratory work, we can detect numerous medical conditions, including parasites and diabetes. To test for various issues, we may take samples from your pet many different ways. For dermatological concerns, we use skin scrapings from the affected area to test for bacterial or fungal infections. Blood work is needed to test for diabetes and certain liver and kidney enzymes. We may run a urinalysis, or urine sample, for urinary tract infections and parasite testing requires a fecal sample. Please contact us for more information about pet diagnostics today! We’re always here for the pets of Dublin and surrounding communities.
“We now have a clear plan for Chloe, as Dr. Henricks went over the needs of our dog and what was needed on a yearly or regular basis. Can’t wait to see her with her clean teeth next week!“