Pet Diagnostics Help Us Find Answers
Just as you would undergo diagnostic testing to check your health or diagnose an illness, your pet needs diagnostics to stay healthy, too. At Humane Animal Medical & Surgical Hospital in Plano, we know how valuable pet diagnostics are in understanding our patients’ conditions and being able to provide timely, effective treatment. Furthermore, since your pet can’t speak for themselves, it’s up to our team to take the initiative and find the right answers.
How We Screen for and Diagnose Problems
In addition to our medical and surgical tools, we also offer the latest digital radiographic equipment and laboratory testing equipment for greater accuracy in diagnosing.
Digital Radiography (X-Ray)
Our digital X-ray equipment far outclasses traditional film X-ray, offering higher-quality images and greater efficiency. Whereas doing film X-rays is time-consuming and may require sedating your pet, digital X-ray is much faster and may require no sedation at all. Our goal is to keep your pet by your side for as long as possible.
With our digital technology, we can examine your pet internally for a variety of conditions, including:
- Broken bones
- Joint dislocations
- Foreign bodies
- Chest trauma
- Heart problems
- Fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema)
- ...and more
Humane Animal Medical & Surgical Hospital has a complete diagnostics lab for running various tests and obtaining results within the hour for more immediate care. Along with offering tests to help us diagnose illness, we can also screen your healthy pet for changes that might indicate the onset of disease. Preventive care requires yearly blood and fecal tests to ensure that your pet stays healthy.
We can test pets for many different things, such as:
- Heartworm disease
- Tick-borne diseases (Lyme, Ehrlichiosis)
- Blood cell count
- Blood glucose levels
- Intestinal worms
- Kidney function
- Thyroid levels
- ...and more
Internal Exams are Vital to Your Pet's Yearly Checkup
Since pets age at a faster rate, their health can change significantly in just a year. It’s important to keep up with their yearly exams, which should include blood testing and, if necessary, X-rays. Early detection is essential for the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and for your pet’s continued health and happiness.