Pet Diagnostics and Blood Work at Suburban Veterinary Clinic
Pet blood work and 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 Suburban Veterinary Clinic in Maple Heights, we utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic tools for a complete understanding of your pet's health profile.
Pet Blood Work
Blood tests can be useful in a broad number of situations. Some health data can only be accurately discerned by analyzing your dog's or cat's blood. Even when your pet doesn't show any symptoms of an illness, diagnostic bloodwork can identify underlying conditions that don't show signs in their initial stages. In most routine pet exams, blood is drawn for a complete blood count (CBC).
CBCs let us track your pet's white blood cell count, red blood cell count, and platelet levels. Blood cells are checked for proper shape and healthy functioning. A blood test can also tell us about your pet's immune system and oxygen levels. They are also helpful for tracking blood glucose levels, proteins, cholesterol, electrolytes, digestive enzymes, and monitoring the endocrine system.
Fecal and Urine Testing
Urine tests provide many insights into your pet's health. A urine test can determine if cats or dogs suffer from kidney or bladder diseases that might otherwise go unnoticed. They also show data about your pet's metabolism. Fecal testing helps us detect parasites like roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, giardia, liver flukes, and coccidia. Cats and dogs are susceptible to these parasites, and some of them are even contagious to humans.
X-rays and Ultrasound Scans
X-ray and ultrasound scans are effective diagnostic imaging tests we use for a thorough assessment of your pet's musculoskeletal health. Ultrasound waves are used to create real-time images of your pet's body, showing tissues and organs in detail. X-rays are useful to check for bone and other internal injuries. Both x-rays and ultrasound scans are safe and painless methods to check your pet's health.
Visit Us for Pet Diagnostics and Blood Work in Maple Heights
If your pet needs blood work or any other type of diagnostic test, our team at Suburban Veterinary Clinic is here to help. Our veterinarian is dedicated to providing pets in and around the Maple Heights area the testing and treatment they need to live long and healthy lives. Whether your pet needs urgent care or a routine check-up, our team will work with you and your pet every step of the way. Call us at (216) 662-6117 to schedule your pet's next appointment or to learn more about the diagnostic tools we have to offer.