Cat and Dog X-ray and Lab Diagnostics in Lakeland, FL
Diagnosing the cause of your pet’s health emergency is a critical step in their treatment plan. Whether your pet is seriously injured, ill, and/or behaving in unusual ways, we have to dig deep to understand the problem fully and figure out the most appropriate course of treatment to improve their prognosis. Furthermore, time is of the essence--efficiency and accuracy are key, and with our state-of-the-art cat and dog X-ray and laboratory equipment, we can help your pet get the care they need most, when they need it.
The Importance of Cat and Dog X-ray
Our digital X-ray equipment gives our emergency team the ability to detect and diagnosis a wide variety of issues, including:
- Broken bones
- Joint inflammation
- Limb deformities
- Heart and lung abnormalities
- Some foreign bodies
Unlike film X-ray, digital X-ray involves less positioning and handling of pets, safer levels of radiation, and clearer, higher-quality X-ray images.
Full Laboratory Testing
In addition to X-ray, we also utilize an advanced in-house laboratory for many different blood, fecal, and urine tests. These tests can provide us with a wealth of information about your pet’s internal organ function, blood cell counts, and much more. We can screen dogs and cats for infections, organ diseases, parasites, and many other issues.
To screen your pet for heart disease, we use electrocardiography (or ECG). This procedure records the electrical activity of the heart, and may be recommended for your pet if they have an irregular or indecipherable heartbeat. Electrocardiograms are painless and non-invasive, and can give us potentially life-saving information about your pet’s condition.