Diagnostic Testing is an essential part of diagnosing what is ailing your pet, just as they are in human medicine. These tests can tell the veterinarian a myriad of things, from whether your pet is dehydrated to whether he or she has anemia to whether your cat or dog is suffering from Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Cushing's Disease, Addison's Disease, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, and Cancer.
Common tests used by veterinarians
A complete blood count (CBC) tells us if your pet is fighting an infection, has dehydration, has anemia, has a bleeding problem, has an immune mediated disease, or has cancer.
A chemistry profile tells us how the heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, intestines, kidneys, and thyroid are functioning.
A urine test tells us if your pet has problems like bladder infection, bladder stones, kidney issues, and cancer.
A feces test tells us if your pet has parasites, such as worms.
Benefits of in-house diagnostics and bloodwork
When your pet is sick, you don't want to wait days to get the results of blood tests and start his or her treatment. Neither do you want to drive all around Edmond from the vet's office to the lab and back. Our in-house diagnostic lab decreases the time and energy necessary to get your pet the blood tests he or she needs. Plus, you'll get the results much more quickly than if you use an outside lab. We also believe it's easier for your pet to only deal with one technician and one visit than to have him or her visit two separate facilities.
Having a sick pet can be a scary thing. After all, they are part of the family. Glen Eagles Pet Hospital wants to ease some of your anxiety and get your pet on the road to wellness quickly. That's why we've invested in an in-house diagnostic lab. Call us today at (405) 463-0600 to learn more about our in-house testing lab or to make an appointment for your pet.