Radiographs (X-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions.
X-rays are useful in examining your pet’s:
Mandarin Animal Hospital uses an IDEXX I-Vision CR computerized X-ray machine. IDEXX is the leading manufacturer of this type of equipment and is able to create highly detailed images with a range of features that enhance your veterinarian’s ability to make an accurate diagnosis.
Ultrasound is a very important diagnostic tool because it allows your veterinarian to gain a very precise look at your pet’s internal organs, chest and abdomen without surgery or sedation.
In particular, ultrasound is invaluable for:
Electrocardiographs (ECG) are snapshots of how your pet’s heart functions. These are very helpful at detecting numerous types of arrhythmias as well as a handful of other cardiac conditions that can be difficult to identify through a stethoscope.
Glaucoma is a condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases to a point where the optic nerve is damaged, causing loss of vision and blindness. Glaucoma is relatively common in animals and can develop as your pet ages or as the result of an injury or illness.
Symptoms to look for include:
We recommend that you have your pet checked regularly for this disease. Dr. Mosley will use an instrument called a Tonometer to measure the fluid pressure inside your pet’s eyes. It is a quick, noninvasive procedure that should not cause your pet any pain or discomfort.
Knowing the breeds that make up your mixed breed dog’s ancestry is an important piece of your pet’s preventative medicine plan because some breeds have unique medical concerns we should be aware of. Mixed breed genetic analysis, also known as a Wisdom Panel, is DNA testing that establishes the precise mix of breeds within your dog’s genetic makeup.
Performing preventative medicine as well as diagnosing emerging internal health issues requires the ability to perform a wide range of laboratory tests on blood, urine, feces, and biopsied tissue. Without timely access to precise laboratory test results it is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet’s health.
Diagnostic testing can detect:
Mandarin Animal Hospital has a complete in-house laboratory composed of equipment by IDEXX. In many cases, our sophisticated instruments and diagnostic capabilities allow us to receive results within minutes.