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In-House Pet Laboratory Testing
Other In-House Diagnosis:
Most commonly used to detect intestinal and some lung parasites. If a pet is having prolonged diarrhea we can check the stool for abnormal bacteria that can be causing harm.
We recommend testing your dog annually for heartworm disease as well as three tick borne diseases found in this area. This can be done during your pet's appointment, with results in 10 minutes.
This testing gives us the ability to diagnose or rule out these dangerous feline viruses during your appointment.
A urinalysis allows us to check to see if your pet has a urinary tract infection or something more serious, such as crystals in the urine, the presence of small amounts of blood, diabetes mellitus, elevated urine protein levels and other concerns. In addition, we have the capability of culturing urine in house so that we can definitively diagnose a urinary tract infection and determine the best antibiotic to treat your pet.
Top-of-the-line culture plates diagnose ringworm fungus.
Using molecular technology, our Giardia tests test for this difficult-to-find gastrointestinal parasite in as little as 15 minutes. This test is much more sensitive for Giardia than routine stool analysis when looking for causes of diarrhea.
Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, can cause vomiting, diarrhea and/or abdominal pain and can be life-threatening in the most serious of cases. With our in-house test, we are better able to determine whether a dog that is vomiting needs more intense treatment or whether she simply needs anti-nausea medication.