Could your pet be dealing with an undiagnosed illness or injury?
When people get sick or hurt, they visit the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With animals, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our pets can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many animals are able to mask the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Diagnostic testing enables us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can dramatically improve the chances of a positive outcome.
Southlake Animal Hospital sends out all diagnostic laboratory tests. In most instances, we can have results in by the next business day.
When a physical examination and lab work aren’t enough to reach a diagnosis, we rely on advanced imaging technology, including x-rays and ultrasound. X-rays can be done on the day of your appointment. However, Ultrasound appointments have limited spots available, please speak to a team member to schedule. These tools enable us to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time and, if necessary, shared electronically with specialists.
If your furry friend has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give the experienced professionals at Southlake Animal Hospital 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.