Tests can provide important information about your pet. Diagnostic testing may be performed as part of a regular, scheduled examination or during a time of illness or injury.
As veterinarians we encounter a situation that is truly unique in the medical community. We are presented with patients that are ill, but cannot tell us about their illness. We have to rely on an owner, zookeepers, etc., that care and feed these animals for important information. Sometimes the information we do get is biased or erroneous, leading us down the wrong path. As a result, diagnostic tests are crucial to our diagnosis.
Diagnostic test performed:
- Heartworm test
- Fecal examinations
- Complete blood cell count (CBC)
- Differential blood test
- Serum chemistry pane
This testing may be used to:
- Screen for diseases when your pet is ill
- Develop baseline readings in times of health
- Assess your pet’s fitness for general
anesthesia when performed as part of the
Cronic Disease Management. Keeping Pets and Their Families Together.
Pets do age faster than people and changes to their health can occur in what might seem like a short amount of time. Your pet may appear healthy and normal while at the same time, having a health problem that may be found only during a physical examination and diagnostic testing. That is why we recommend seeing your Veterinarian every six months.
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