2750 Electric Rd. Roanoke, VA 24018
In Roanoke, VA
Lab Tests are Useful for Learning More About Your Cat’s Health
Some medical conditions can be a mystery in cats and require lab tests to further diagnose the problem. Blood, urine, stools, and skin samples are common things Veterinarians to Cats uses to test for a better picture of what is going on in your cat’s body. Before surgical procedures, we will run a blood test to check for any unknown disorders and determine which anesthesia is best for your cat. For more information about the lab services Veterinarians to Cats offers, give us a call at (540) 989-1400.
Our In-House Lab Can Examine Blood, Urine, Stool and Other Samples
Veterinarians to Cats offers the most comprehensive lab services to cat owners in the Roanoke, VA, area. Our practice has an in-house laboratory to examine samples from your cat for a better analysis of their overall health. Lab work such as blood work, urine samples, stool sample, and heart worm screening, is crucial in recognizing diseases and illnesses. After a condition is diagnosed, tests such as blood work are important to monitor the progression or the effectiveness of treatment.
We Can Learn A Lot About Your Cat’s Health Through Blood Work
Veterinarians to Cats uses bloodwork to identify issues with the liver, kidneys, and deficiencies in proteins and enzymes that can causes a variety of conditions. Complete blood count tests can offer insight into anemia, blooding clotting ability, hydration, immune system response, and infection. It can also give us an idea as to why a cat may experience symptoms such as fatigue, pale gums, loss of appetite, high fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and others. Blood serum tests are another common type of lab work we can perform at our practice. With blood serum tests our veterinary staff can examine electrolyte status, hormone levels, and organ function. This type of test is important for senior cats, those on medications, and undergoing anesthesia for a surgery.
Types of Tests we Can Perform at Veterinarians to Cats:
A thorough workup of your cat can include several types of lab tests or scans, including X-rays or ultrasound. The doctor will advise you of all necessary lab work, scans, or other testing for your cat. Contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to help.