Through diagnostics, our veterinarian in Reynoldsburg can accurately diagnose pet illnesses and health conditions. At Hillview Veterinary Clinic/Bed & Biscuit, we offer an array of diagnostic services for pets, ranging from comprehensive physical exams to blood tests, fecal and urine tests, digital x-rays or ultrasound, allergy tests, and more to protect, preserve, or improve your pet’s health.
The Importance of Pet Diagnostics
At our animal hospital, diagnostics play an important role in the long-term health of your pet and are included in your pet’s preventive care. Here are a few ways we use pet wellness exams and diagnostics to enhance your pet’s health:
Physical Exam – A pet exam is a valuable tool used by your Reynoldsburg vet to verify your pet’s overall health. During a physical exam, we'll inspect your pet’s body for irregularities that could indicate a health issue. A pet wellness exam may uncover problems such as dental disease, skin and ear infections, abdominal pain, arthritis, cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses in their early stages so that you can get immediate treatment. We recommend scheduling a pet exam annually so we can monitor your pet’s health. Senior and young pets may need more frequent pet wellness care.
Bloodwork – Blood tests can help identify problems with inflammation, dehydration, internal bleeding, cancer, kidney failure, malnutrition, and other hidden medical issues. Through bloodwork, your vet can make an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition so that it can receive the best treatment for recovery.
Urine and Fecal Tests – Urine tests are used to detect abnormalities in your pet’s bladder and kidneys. Fecal tests are used to detect intestinal parasites in your pet. Parasitic infections can weaken your pet’s immune system, making them more prone to bacterial infections, and in severe cases, can lead to death.
Diagnostic Imaging – X-rays and ultrasounds enable your vet to examine your pet’s bone structure, tissues, and internal organs to diagnose broken bones, intestinal blockage by foreign objects, bladder stones, cancers, and other internal issues. X-rays speed up the diagnosis process to avoid delays in your pet’s treatment.
Allergy Testing – Allergies can make life miserable for a dog or cat by triggering all kinds of irritating symptoms. Allergies can cause skin rashes and infections, vomiting, diarrhea, extreme itchiness, facial swelling, hives, and ear infections. Skin and blood tests are used to pinpoint the allergens triggering your pet’s symptoms so that you can eliminate them from your pet’s diet or environment to reduce allergy symptoms.
See Your Reynoldsburg Veterinarian for Pet Diagnostics
Diagnostics make a valuable contribution to your pet's health by providing key information our animal hospital needs to serve you and your pet. To schedule diagnostic testing at Hillview Veterinary Clinic/Bed & Biscuit in Reynoldsburg, contact us at 614-866-2290 today.