Could your pet be battling an undetected illness or injury?
When humans get sick or hurt, they visit the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it isn’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many animals are able to conceal the the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Veterinary diagnostics help us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can dramatically improve the chances of a positive outcome.
Small Animal Medicine & Surgery’s on-site diagnostic laboratory makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many instances, we can have results in just minutes. This means we can have a treatment strategy in place before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical checkup and lab work aren’t sufficient to reach a diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, including x-rays and ultrasound. These tools allow us to examine the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Images can be evaluated in real-time by our team or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your pet has been acting slightly out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give us a call right away. The dedicated team at Small Animal Medicine & Surgery will get your best friend back on the path to good health again.