Veterinary Diagnostics Services in Spring, TX
Laboratory Tests Can Benefit Your Pet
Pets can’t tell us when they’re feeling sick or if they’ve had an injury. With diagnostic testing at Champion Wood Animal Hospital, we can help figure out what health problems your pet might be facing and determine an appropriate treatment plan. Early diagnostic testing can make a huge difference when it comes to treating your pet and can contribute to your pet’s overall quality of life and longevity.
Diagnostic Testing at Champion Wood Animal Hospital
Our onsite diagnostic services include radiology (x-ray imaging and ultrasounds) as well as laboratory testing. Both x-rays and ultrasounds can help a veterinarian “see” inside your pet without any invasive measures. This way, our veterinarians can easily pinpoint exactly what is wrong with your pet to get them on the path to recovery.
What can an ultrasound see that x-rays can’t?
- Adrenal glands
- Bladder issues
- Fluid build up
- Gall stones
- Kidney problems
- Liver issues
- Lymph nodes
- Problems in the spleen
While x-rays are useful for evaluating the musculo-skeletal system, ultrasounds are best for looking at the soft tissues and organs inside your pet. Our diagnostic services in Spring, TX have capabilities for both x-rays and ultrasounds, which enables us to more precisely diagnose your pet’s conditions.
We also offer laboratory services. Lab work like blood tests, urinalysis, and fecal checks are an important part of being able to diagnose your pet’s condition quickly. We also use lab work with regular wellness exams to establish a baseline for your pet. Being able to understand what is normal ahead of an issue will enable us to quickly diagnose your pet when they are feeling under the weather.
What kind of laboratory testing is available for my pet?
- Blood work – Routine bloodwork is essential for establishing a baseline of health for your pet. Bloodwork can also help identify underlying diseases or predispositions. Bloodwork is necessary before any procedure that would require general anesthesia.
- Endocrine testing – If you notice a change in your pet’s weight or eating habits, we might test your pet’s hormones to see if they are causing diseases like diabetes or thyroid disease.
- Fecal check – We use fecal checks to diagnose the presence of parasites such as Giardia, hookworms, and tapeworms.
- Heartworm testing – If your normally active pet is coughing after exercise or avoiding exercise all together, we can test for heartworms. Early detection is key to treating heartworm disease, which can be fatal in severe cases.
- Urinalysis – Your pet’s urine is full of information that can help us diagnose issues like urinary tract infections or urine crystals or stones, as well as helping us identify the signs of disease, like diabetes.
All of these tests will help us understand your pet’s overall health and pinpoint any issues that need medical attention. It’s important that you bring your pet in for regular wellness checks so that our veterinarians can intervene early if we detect a change in your pet’s health.
Regular testing can save your pet’s life. Don’t delay – call (281) 502-2569 to make an appointment today.
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