How easy it would be if our furbabies could just explain their symptoms or show us where it hurt. Unfortunately, our pets can’t communicate with us in this manner, which makes managing their health care a bit challenging at times. Especially when the illness or injury they’re experiencing cannot be easily detected on the surface of the skin.
At Coolridge Animal Hospital we offer an on-site laboratory for timely analysis of samples that have either been collected by our doctors or brought in by our clients. This can be done for diagnostic purposes. or to establish a baseline for early disease detection in the future. Our laboratory services include:
- Intestinal Parasite Testing
- Urinalysis for signs of disease or infection
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) to check for anemia, dehydration, clotting ability, immune system issues, or signs of infection
- Chemistry Panel for measuring levels of electrolytes, glucose, calcium, enzymes, sodium, potassium and other substances produced by the internal organs to assess their function
For those tests that require advanced testing equipment or more specialized analysis to ensure accuracy, we utilize a reliable outside reference lab