Blood testing can be performed in house with use of our IDEXX Catalyst and LaserCyte machines. During emergency situations, blood work is able to be completed within 15 minutes. We also utilize our machines prior to or the day of your pet's surgery or for wellness blood profiles. Blood testing establishes healthy baseline values, identifies unseen disease, determines safety of drugs, evaluates your pet's abilities to remove by-products of medications, and provide surgical and everyday peace of mind.
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At Country Village Pet Care Hospital, we want to provide only the most complete testing possible for your pet when it comes to Heartworm and Tick diseases. This is why we only offer a 4DX Heartworm/Tick test from IDEXX Diagnostics. This test detects heartworm antigen and the infectious agents responsible for Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichiosis in dogs. Test results are available within 24-hours, and combines improved sensitivity and more informative Lyme testing for canine vector borne disease screening.
Radiographs are an important part of veterinary medicine that we utilize to assist in the diagnosis of many medical problems. Dr. Will provides on-site digital x-rays that are instantly achieved and evaluated on at that time.
Radiographs help to diagnose many problems such as:
Our team is trained in positioning your pet correctly so there are less radiographs taken at one time, reducing their exposure to x-ray radiation.
Most x-rays can be taken without sedation. When sedation is needed, Dr. Will uses only the safest anesthesia available, Sevoflurane gas anesthesia.
Annual Microalbuminuria (ERD-Early Renal Detection) tests are run on all patients over the age of 2. Although albumin is an important protein that is found in blood, it is not normally present in the urine of healthy pets. Microalbuminuria refers to the presence of small amounts of albumin in urine. If our test is detecting small amounts of albumin in the urine it may indicate underlying health problems, and may be an early warning signal of renal (or kidney) damage or disease and can help slow or reverse the early onset of renal disease.
Urinalysis tests are used to detect such problems as urinary tract infections (UTI's), bladdar stones, diabetes and kidney disease. Our state of the art Urinalysis machine has a full urinalysis completed within 7 minutes with photos printed to show what is or is not found in the sample.
At Country Village Pet Care Hospital, we recommend testing all cats and kittens for infectious diseases prior to introducing them to the other cats in your household. There are 3 specific tests that we perform to ensure the safety of your other cats and your family members:
Feline Leukemiais caused by a viral infection in cats that turns to cancer of the white blood cells. It will impair the cat's immune system similar to the way Feline Aids does. Cat's in turn lose the ability to fight off illnesses and succumb to the secondary infections. It is spread from cat to cat by direct contact usually through saliva, urine, and feces. Licking, biting and sneezing are the most common forms of transmission. A healthy cat can contract the disease through water and food dishes, and litterboxes.
Feline Aids (or FIV) is a potentially fatal disease that interferes with the immune system. It is spread cat to cat through saliva in bite wounds or from mother to kitten.
They may show no signs or have symptoms such as:
Bartonella, also known as Cat Scratch Disease, is a treatable disease that is transmitted to cats and kittens by fleas.
Healthy cats can carry the Bartonella bacteria in their blood, which are transmitted between cats by fleas and ticks. The bacteria can be spread to people via cat contact with fur, and by infected fleas and scratches, bites, and ticks.
Symptoms of Bartonella infected cats can include but are not limited to:
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