Diagnostic Testing for Pets
Identifying what is wrong with a pet can be extremely difficult. Animals have a natural tendency to try and mask any signs of illness so that they do not appear vulnerable, and often, by the time an owner realizes that there is something amiss with their pet, the condition that they are suffering from has had opportunity to progress. The best way for us to accurately discover what is causing your pet to be unwell is to undertake a series of assessments known as diagnostic testing. Prompt diagnostic testing can facilitate prompt treatment, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome for your pet.
Here are some of the most common diagnostic tests that we perform on pets that come into our offices because their owner is concerned about their health and wellbeing, and what you need to know about them.
Blood clotting test
Just like us, animals have variations in their blood too which causes different blood types to be categorized. Blood typing is another type of blood test that is, unsurprisingly, used to determine which blood type your pet. This can be crucial if your pet needs medical treatment that may necessitate the use of a transfusion as our veterinary team can be certain that your pet gets the right blood to make him well again.
If you would like to know more about any of the diagnostic testing that we offer, or if you are concerned about the health of your pet and would like to make an appointment, please contact our offices.