One of the most critical tools for veterinarians is blood work and diagnostic testing. Each day at Town and Country Veterinary Clinic, we see pets that are not their usual playful selves that are unable to express what pain or problems they may be experiencing. Blood chemistries, complete blood counts (CBC), electrolytes, thyroid testing, fecal analysis, and urinalysis can help Dr. Van Duzee determine if your furry family member may have an issue that cannot be seen from the outside.
Blood chemistries indicate how well your pet’s liver, kidney, and pancreas function for your pet. A CBC is an excellent indicator as to your pet’s overall health, as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are all determined. CBCs can signify certain infections, cancers and the blood’s ability to clot. Electrolytes indicate whether an animal is dehydrated. Testing can show many diseases including Cushing’s and Addison’s disease. Fecal testing can indicate intestinal parasites that cannot be seen by a physical exam, and which can be spread to humans. Finally, urinalysis can help our doctor assess if your pet has certain urinary tract infections, as well as determine kidney function.
At Town and Country Veterinary Clinic, we understand that you have a choice as to who provides healthcare to your pet. Our diagnostic capabilities, as well as experience and compassion, make our hospital an excellent choice for the life of your pet. Call one of our caring staff members and schedule an appointment for your furry family member today!