Critical Routine Tests Our Veterinarian Can Perform
Regularly taking your pet to the vet clinic promotes and maintains good health. At All Animal Veterinary Services in Modena, NY, we offer comprehensive pet care services, including routine checkups. Many pet owners wonder what to expect during their pet’s regular veterinary visit. Here are some critical tests you can expect the veterinarian to perform.
Blood work is typically a must-do for old pets. However, it’s best if the vet starts doing blood work for your pet when they are young. This will create a reliable baseline, making diagnosing future health complications easy. For example, blood work can reveal precursors to anemia, diabetes, bone marrow issues, infection, and organ dysfunction.
Heartworm is one of the deadliest parasites that can attack your pet. Heartworm disease can cause heart disease with symptoms such as coughing, lethargy, kidney disease, and rarely, death. According to the American Heartworm Society, your pet should be tested for heartworm annually. Our test also checks for tick diseases such as Lyme.
Analysis of your pet’s urine sample can offer a wealth of information about their overall health. The vet will look for signs of infection, inflammation, crystal formation, kidney dysfunction, and diabetes.
Intestinal parasites are notorious for leaching away the essential nutrients from your pet's food. A routine fecal assessment can help a veterinarian determine if parasites are hiding in your pet’s gastrointestinal system. Then, the vet can deworm your pet and provide a deworming schedule to prevent the intestinal parasite population from ballooning and causing other serious health problems.
Ear infections are prevalent among cats and dogs, with the former commonly affected by ear mites and the latter bacterial and yeast infections. Ear infections can be a sign of allergies. If left unchecked, ear infections can advance to thickened, painful, and inflamed ears, making cleaning the ears more challenging.
If your pet has dry, itchy skin or hairless patches on the body, they likely have a health issue. Some pet health complications can show signs on the skin, like poor nutrition, fleas, endocrine imbalances, allergies, skin infections, and mange.
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