Could your pet be suffering from an undetected illness or injury?
When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the corresponding care. With companion animals, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our pets can’t speak, they can’t let us know when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many animals are capable of hiding the signs of illness. The longer it goes undetected, the more it can potentially develop and worsen.
Veterinary diagnostics enable us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can dramatically improve the odds of a positive outcome.
The on-site diagnostic laboratory at Dogwood Animal Hospital makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have the results we need in just minutes. This means we can establish a treatment plan before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and lab testing aren’t enough to reach a diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, including x-rays and ultrasound. These tools enable 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 pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take any chances. Contact the experienced team at Dogwood Animal Hospital right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health again.