In-House Pet Diagnostics in Matthews
Pets obviously can’t tell us if they ate something they shouldn’t have or why they’re feeling pain, which is why vets rely on advanced diagnostics for an “inside look.” Advanced diagnostic tools allow for an internal examination to assess a pet’s bones, organs, and other factors that can’t be detected by a physical exam alone. Caring Hearts is equipped with a number of routine and advanced diagnostic options to aid in the detection of illnesses and other conditions. Because these services are available in-house, many results can be made available the same day. The sooner we can make a diagnosis, the sooner we can provide treatment, and the sooner your pet can recover. Some of the most common in-house diagnostic services we offer include:
- Blood work check
- Urinalysis check
- Fecal testing check
- Parasite testing check
- Radiology (X-rays)
In-House Laboratory Testing
Our hospital is equipped with an in-house laboratory, which allows us to conduct a variety of tests right on-site and achieve fast, accurate results. These include blood and urine tests, which can aid in the diagnosis of conditions like heartworm disease and diabetes. We can also perform fecal exams and parasite tests to determine if any internal or external parasites are present. In many cases, we can have results available for you before you even leave the exam room, which can greatly improve the chances of a positive outcome.
Pet X-Rays (Radiology) & Cardiology
Radiology (X-rays) is the most common diagnostic tool used in veterinary medicine. It allows us to examine a pet’s bones, abdomen, and lungs for conditions like foreign bodies and fractures. In some cases, this service can be offered in combination with one of our other diagnostic services, such as a lab test or physical exam. We also offer cardiology services to examine a pet’s heart and lungs. A cardiology exam aids in the diagnosis of various heart conditions, such as congenital heart disease, pulmonary disease, and pericardial disease.
If your pet hasn’t been acting like himself lately, and you suspect that it’s a result of an illness or injury, don’t hesitate to call us. We can conduct a thorough diagnostic analysis, pinpoint the problem, and have your pet back on the path to good health again as soon as possible.