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Our in house laboratory lets us quickly test blood, urine and fecal samples. Our veterinarians can perform many tests and obtain the results quickly. Many times, we can begin appropriate treatment without waiting. Other tests are sent to an offsite laboratory and results can take a little longer.
What does all that blood work mean and why does the Pet Hospital of Penasquitos recommend a blood test. The blood test help us determine your pet’s health status and causes of illness accurately, safely, quickly and lets us monitor the progress of medical treatments we recommend. If you have questions, ask our staff members, it is our mission to help you understand our recommendations and for you to be a partner in your pet’s care.
Complete blood count (CBC) – It is the most common test, a CBC gives information on hydration status, anemia, infection, the blood’s clotting ability, and the immune system’s ability to respond.
These common tests evaluate organ function, electrolyte status, hormone levels, and more.
Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer digital radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.
A radiograph (sometimes called an x-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones.
Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body’s organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions; such as kidney, heart, or liver disease, can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.
Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Our radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.