Could an undiagnosed illness or injury be plaguing your pet?
When humans get sick or hurt, they visit the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, on the other hand, things aren’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they are unable to tell us when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many animals are capable of hiding the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Veterinary diagnostics help us identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can dramatically improve the chances of a positive outcome.
Sibley Animal Hospital’s on-site diagnostic laboratory makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results in just a few minutes. This means we can establish a treatment plan in place before you and your pet ever even leave the exam room.
Ultrasound imaging technology provides our doctors with a non-invasive way to examine your pet’s body on the inside and diagnose potential health concerns. It is a safe and painless procedure, and produces highly-accurate images that enable us to evaluate how your pet’s body is functioning. Some of the many conditions ultrasound can be used to assess and diagnose include:
- Heart disease
- Bladder and/or kidney stones
- Diseases of the organs (liver, kidney, gall bladder, etc.)
- Gastrointestinal concerns
When a physical exam and lab work aren’t enough to reach a definitive diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, such as x-rays and ultrasound. These tools allow us to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Digital images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your friend has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give us a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your pet back on the path to good health again.