We utilize the latest technology.
We are able to process a wide range of diagnostic laboratory tests in our own laboratory at Lakeview Animal Clinic. We are dedicated to providing accurate and timely lab results for the benefit of your pet as a result of our powerful internal testing capabilities.
Our in-house veterinary laboratory features diagnostic testing for the following:
- Bloodwork –Complete Blood Count and Chemistry panel
- Urinalysis and Sediment examination
- Cytology of skin & ear samples
- 4Dx Snap tests for heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasmosis in dogs
- Feline Combo Snap tests for Feline Leukemia (FeLv) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus(FIV)
Without taking blood samples, certain diseases that affect your cat or dog can go undetected. It’s critical to conduct laboratory testing correctly and regularly. Pre-surgical blood tests and screening examinations during a wellness check, for example, can help detect abnormalities early and extend your pet’s life.
Intestinal parasite infections can be identified by examining feces, stool, or poop. These tests should be done every six months. Please bring a sample with you when you come in for a dog’s health checkup.
Lyme disease affects dogs and cats. It is an illness that causes arthritis and lameness in dogs. Lyme disease can cause heart, kidney, and neurological issues in dogs. In cats, it may produce joint pain as well as a lack of appetite and lethargy. If the condition is detected early, antibiotics can easily cure it.
Thyroid gland diseases are quite prevalent in dogs and cats (humans, too). Dogs with thyroid problems are more frequently hypothyroid (underactive gland), whereas cats with thyroid issues are more frequently hyperthyroid (overactive gland).
The thyroid gland produces and regulates hormones involved in metabolism and organ function. The brain controls the thyroid (hypothalamus and pituitary).
The remedy for dogs is to give them thyroid hormone replacements every day as medicine. The treatment choices for cats include pills, thyroid gland surgery, or radioactive iodine therapy, which destroys only the afflicted thyroid cells.