Pet diagnostics are essential for maintaining your animal's health. Whether your pet is suffering from an illness or age-related condition, having the ability to diagnose him or her quickly with lab work means faster and more effective care. At North Younge Veterinary Hospital in Newmarket, we utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic tools for a complete understanding of your pet's health.
A sample of your pet's blood, plasma, joint fluid, or urine is taken, and its chemical composition is examined. It's good to get a blood test for your pet during an annual wellness exam. Many problems, like heartworms, do not show any symptoms until they are advanced and difficult to treat. However, blood tests can find signs of them and get your pet treated before they do real damage. A blood test can also tell us about your pet's immune system and oxygen levels. These tests are also helpful for tracking blood glucose levels, proteins, cholesterol, electrolytes, digestive enzymes, and monitoring the endocrine system.
If your pet has been poisoned and no one knows what your pet ingested, toxicology tests help to pinpoint the poison. Our veterinarian can quickly identify common poisons through toxicology tests. The tests also help determine how much damage the poison did to your pet.
We have an x-ray machine to help us quickly pinpoint problems inside of your pet without the need for surgery. If your pet does need surgery, then x-rays help us understand what needs to be done to ensure a minimally invasive procedure. X-rays are also helpful for finding tumors or other growths, bone fractures, or digestive tract blockages.
Sound waves from ultrasounds are used to create accurate pictures of your pet's insides. They are great for helping determine whether a female pet is pregnant or finding abnormalities in the inner organs or even in delicate structures like tendons. Both x-rays and ultrasound scans are safe and painless methods to check your pet's health.
Better known as CT scans, these computers take x-rays of your pet and then translate the x-rays into color images. To help the images come out clear, your pet may need to be injected with dye. CT scans take a while, so your pet may need to go under anesthesia for a CT scan.
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If you have further questions about advanced pet diagnostics and live in the Newmarket area, contact North Younge Veterinary Hospital by emailing [email protected] or by calling us at (905) 830-0437 to make an appointment today.