Laboratory

As a wellness clinic, we will run various laboratory tests to help ensure the health of your pets.

 

Fecal / Stool Check

  • This is a microscopic exam of a pets stool to check for intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia, and giardia.  Many of these parasites can infect humans so it is important to check and treat for these parasites.

Heartworm Blood Test

  • This a blood test that takes a few drops of blood and runs in a matter on minutes and is checking the blood for protein particles that come from the heartworm parasite.  It is very important to make sure your pet is neg for heartworm disease before starting on heartworm prevention.

 

All our blood profiles will be sent out to an outside lab and we expect a 24 to 48 hour turnaround for results.

Puppy / Kitten Blood work

  • This is a mini-panel of blood work to check the basic red & white cell counts, platelets, blood sugar, liver and kidney levels.  This test is important at young ages to search for birth defects, prior to surgery (neuter/spay) and to get a base line for comparison as pet ages.

Adult Dog / Cat Blood work

  • Is is important to recheck lab work every 2-3 years as an adult to monitor organ function.  It builds a stronger base line for each pet and helps detect problems early.

Senior Dog / Cat Blood work

  • As pets become seniors, they can really start to age fast.  The sooner we can catch a disease, the better chance we have at more successful management.  We like to start do more advanced blood work on the senior pets and like to start repeating the test yearly.  If a problem is diagnosed, then blood work may be needed more often to monitor management success.

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Many of our pets are taking chronic medication to treat or manage various types of disease or problems.  We will be able to help you with the needed blood work to help manage those conditions.  Some of the drugs/diseases are listed below:

  • Hypothyroidism in dogs
  • Hyperthyroidism in cats
  • NSAID’s for Arthritis (Rimadyl, Deramaxx, Metacam)
  • Anti-Seizure Medications (Phenobarbital, Potassium Bromide)
  • Heart Failure Medications (Enalapril, Furosemide, Vetmedin)
  • Steroid therapy

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