There are many factors which go into your pet's health. Ensuring that your pet has regular vet visits, vaccinations, and good nutrition are all important, but sometimes a pet needs a little bit more care. At Bay Road Animal Hospital serving Sarasota, FL, we have got your pets covered. We go above and beyond basic veterinary care to ensure that all of your animal's health needs are covered. Keep reading to learn more about our laboratory testing services and how they can help you keep your pets healthy.
Why Are Laboratory Services Important?
When your pets are manifesting symptoms of sickness or disease, your vet may not be able to diagnose them just with a routine exam. Sometimes, it is necessary to take a deeper look. This deeper look can be achieved through laboratory testing. Lab testing is a vital diagnostic tool veterinarians use to figure out exactly what is going on with your pets. Having on-site laboratory testing is essential to speed up the diagnostic process. If an office does not have on-site testing, you could find yourself waiting long periods of time for important information. When your pet is sick, you do not want to be left waiting. Our onsite laboratory testing cuts down on wait time.
What Is Included in Laboratory Testing?
Lab testing includes many different types of testing. The most common type of testing is blood testing. When your pet's blood is drawn, it can be tested to help a vet better understand what is going on with the animal on the cellular level. Blood testing can help to reveal many types of diseases and disorders. Early detection of these diseases can give your pet a better chance at recovery.
Other types of testing that can be done could be the testing of bowel or even biopsies of abnormal growths.
How Can I Help Keep My Pets Healthy?
Your first line of defense in keeping your pets healthy is to keep them on a regular exam schedule. Talk to your vet about how often your animals should have a checkup. Regular visits give vets an opportunity to see problems developing early on. Early detection gives your pet a better chance at recovery.
Also try to make sure your animals are getting the right nutrition, plenty of exercise, and that they are up to date on their vaccines.
If you would like to learn more about our services, contact us at The Bay Road Animal Hospital serving Sarasota, FL by calling 941-366-2275.
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