THYROID TEST IN DOGS

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures –  Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases   WHAT IS A THYROID TEST? A thyroid test is a blood test to evaluate the function of the thyroid gland. This gland is responsible for producing thyroid hormone, an important...

THE IMPORTANCE OF A URINALYSIS FOR DOGS

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures –  Nephrology & Urology   WHAT IS A URINALYSIS? A urinalysis is a laboratory test of urine commonly referred to by medical professionals as a “UA.” The urine is evaluated for the presence of certain chemicals. A...

Heartworm Disease in dogs

Overview Canine heartworm disease is caused by the worm Dirofilaria immitisthat lives in the blood vessels leading from the heart to the lungs. The presence of these worms causes strain to the heart and an intense reaction in the blood vessels. This parasite is...

EAR SWAB EXAMINATION IN CATS

Dermatology & Otic Diseases –  Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures WHAT IS AN EAR SWAB EXAMINATION? An ear swab examination is a test used to determine the cause of abnormal ear discharge. Bacteria and/or yeast organisms or mites are common findings with...

CHEST RADIOGRAPH (X-RAY) FOR CATS

Dr. Debra Primovic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures WHAT IS A THORACIC RADIOGRAPH? A thoracic (chest) radiograph (X-ray) is a procedure that allows your veterinarian to visualize tissues, organs and bones that lie beneath the skin of the chest cavity. Thoracic...