DIAGNOSTIC TESTING FOR PETS
There may be times when we may recommend further diagnostic testing for your dog or cat to obtain timely and accurate information about your pet’s health. The diagnostic equipment at Warwick Run Animal Clinic includes:
Digital Radiology, or “x-ray”
X-ray is an imaging tool that provides a non-invasive method of examining your dog or cat’s internal organs and internal systems such as muscular-skeletal, cardiopulmonary (heart and lungs), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. The image quality of a digital x-ray is much higher than a film x-ray and there is no time lost in processing the image. The digital images can be visualized within a few seconds following exposure, reducing the amount of time your dog or cat is away from you for the testing procedure and allowing us to diagnose and treat your pet rapidly. Digital radiology is environmentally friendly because there are no chemicals to contaminate water systems and it decreases radiation exposure to your pet as images can be manipulated via a computer rather than re-taking an image.
Warwick Run Animal Clinic’s in-hospital laboratory enables us to perform screening tests for your pets within a very short period of time. The faster we are able to diagnose your pet’s health issue, the faster we can treat it! Our laboratory is staffed by skilled, trained technicians and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, allowing us to perform:
- Complete blood analysis, including tests for kidney and liver function, blood sugar, proteins and electrolytes, and red and white blood cell counts.
- Urinalysis, including analysis for blood, protein, acidity, kidneys’ concentration ability, and a sediment check for crystals and abnormal cells.
- Screening tests for Canine Parvovirus, and Feline Leukemia and FIV viruses.
- Cytology examination of ear, skin, urine, and blood specimen
- Fungal cultures for possible ringworm
- Fecal analysis for parasites by flotation
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Accurate blood pressure monitoring allows us to assess your pet’s condition while under anesthesia, experiencing shock, or in other critical situations. It is also used during routine check-ups to provide a baseline blood pressure reading.
We use a state of the art machine for monitoring your pet’s ECG, blood pressure, respiration, heart activity, oxygen saturation and temperature during all surgical procedures.