diagnostic image Looking Deeper with Pet Diagnostics

Diagnostics are integral to any medical environment, but especially in veterinary medicine because pets are not able to tell us how they’re feeling. In fact, pets are incredibly adept at hiding discomfort or pain due to their natural instincts and how they used to survive in the wild. To pinpoint possible underlying medical conditions in cats and dogs, we utilize a variety of excellent diagnostic tools to identify acute, chronic, or underlying conditions for San Antonio and area communities. Pet diagnostic we use regularly at our practice include:

  • Digital radiography
  • Digital ultrasound
  • ANTECH Diagnostics
  • A full on-site lab

Conditions Digital Radiography Helps Us Diagnose

When we need a closer look at your pet’s internal system, one of the first diagnostic tools we may reach for is digital radiography. The lower radiation is safe even for pregnant pets and X-rays help treat more than just broken bones. By evaluating the size, shape, and location of your pet’s internal system, we’re able to diagnose conditions like arthritis and certain tumors. Other conditions digital radiography is useful at diagnosing include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Foreign bodies
  • Liver, kidney, and heart disease
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Bladder stones
  • Chronic arthritis

State-of-the-Art Capabilities with Ultrasonography

Sometimes we may need to evaluate your pet’s abdominal organs, and we’re fortunate to house a 3-D ultrasound machine at our practice. Using high-frequency sound waves, ultrasonography produces real-time images of your pet’s internal abdominal system. By looking at their liver, kidneys, and gall bladder we’re able to diagnose many conditions including:

  • Cysts
  • Tumors
  • Abnormal lymph nodes
  • Pregnancy
  • Abdominal masses
  • Abdominal fluid

Cytology and Chemistry Analysis

If you have a senior pet or one with chronic conditions, we may recommend annual blood testing to check for underlying medical concerns. When we check your pet’s blood counts, oxygen levels, and chemistry, we’re able to diagnose conditions like diabetes. Sometimes skin allergies turn into infections, and we can determine how to best treat and clear up your pet’s skin through cytology, or cell analysis. Infections can be bacterial or fungal, and cytology is needed to discover the root cause. We strive to offer our patients and their people the best in veterinary medicine. At A Pet's Choice Veterinary Care, we’re proud to say our diagnostic equipment and tools help accomplish this. For more information about pet diagnostics, please contact us.

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