Veterinary Diagnostics in Rye, NH
Providing your pet with thorough, personalized care is only possible with the help of diagnostics. Sagamore Animal Hospital utilizes laboratory testing and digital radiology to develop a more complete picture of your pet’s health, and screen for hidden illnesses, injuries, and congenital issues. With early detection, we can treat any existing problems with a greater chance of success, and help your four-legged family member live a better life.
The Importance of Laboratory Diagnostics
Lab testing allows us to screen your pet for various diseases, evaluate blood and organ function, and check for signs of a parasite infestation. With the help of specialized laboratories, our team can understand your pet’s condition on a higher level and provide care that is more finely tuned to their needs. What’s more, this testing can alert us to potentially serious health problems when they are still in their early stages.
We recommend annual blood and fecal testing for all of our canine and feline patients as part of their routine wellness exam. This helps us ensure that they are in good health, and if needed, we can provide the necessary treatment to reverse or reduce a developing illness or infection.
Common lab tests we offer include:
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Comprehensive blood panels
- Heartworm testing
- Tick-borne illness testing
- Fecal exam
Why Your Pet Might Need an X-ray
Digital X-ray is an effective tool for viewing the chest cavity, bones, and joints. If your pet is limping, has back pain, or has a chronic cough or breathing issues, your veterinarian might recommend they have X-rays, especially if an initial physical exam failed to reveal key information. X-ray imaging can help us diagnose issues such as arthritis, bone cancer, heart disease, and pneumonia.
Ultrasound is used to view the abdominal organs in real time, and can aid in the diagnosis of tumors, cysts, and other issues of the abdominal cavity. Because X-ray is limited in what it can reveal, ultrasound may be a better option for your pet.