Do you ever wonder if your pet is misbehaving by urinating in the house? Over half of these cases have a treatable medical problem.
Do you ever wonder if your sheep deworming program is effective or if they have resistant parasites? We can test a sample to find out.
Laboratory tests are helpful in many other cases:
* No appointment or examination is required
Vaccination titers – Did you know that you don’t have to vaccinate every year?
Thyroid testing – Thyroid disease is a common cause of allergies, skin conditions and is very common in purebred dogs. Breeding dogs should be tested for thyroglobulin autoantibodies
Vitamin D testing – Did you know that most canine cancer patients have very low vitamin D levels?
Annual wellness screening – Early detection is critical to reverse disease progression
Adreno-Cortical Insufficiency Syndrome testing – For chronic illness and severe skin allergies
Heartworm testing – Recommended annually
Lyme disease testing – along with other tick borne diseases such as Ehrlichia canis recommended annually
Skin scrapings – Recommended for skin problems to diagnose mange mites
Fungassay test – for Ringworm fungus which is transmissible to people
Cytology – tumors and nodules, non-healing sores
Feline Leukemia testing – a simple blood test before vaccination
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus testing – usually combined with Feline Leukemia testing
Bartonella testing – cats can be treated for this common “Cat Scratch Fever” infection
*Fecal exams – Hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, giardia are all found commonly, especially in younger animals
*Bearman fecal exams – for detection on the common lungworm is sheep and goats
* Mc Masters Fecal Egg Counts – Recommended for horses, cattle, goats, and sheep
* Urinalysis – to detect infections, urinary stones, diabetes, and kidney disease recommended for all cases of inappropriate urination or incontinence. Most of these are treatable.