To ensure a proper diagnosis, we often need to examine your pet. We begin a medical assessment by looking at your pets eyes, ears, and skin and checking his or her cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. We will perform blood and/or urine tests as necessary to check your pets kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Based on your pets condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests, such as radiography (x-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound, or biopsy.
If you’re concerned that something may be wrong with your pet, please call us to schedule a medical assessment. Depending on the symptoms, we may ask you to bring in your pet right away