Pet Diagnostics and Ultrasound at Quail Hollow Veterinary Hospital
Sometimes it's all too obvious that your pet is suffering from an illness or injury, but that doesn't mean that you know exactly what's wrong. At other times, a potentially serious problem may be lurking unnoticed until diagnostic procedures discover it. Either way, you need to make sure your pet has access to state-of-the-art tools and technologies that can accurately detect any issues that require care. That's why our team at Quail Hollow Veterinary Hospital in Charlotte offers pet ultrasound and other sophisticated pet diagnostics.
A Variety of Pet Diagnostics at Our Charlotte Animal Hospital
Our Charlotte animal hospital uses multiple diagnostic methods to check your pet's overall health or investigate possible problems. Our in-house laboratory allows us to examine blood, urine, and fecal samples quickly and easily. Blood samples can tell us a lot about the efficiency of your pet's internal functions, helping us discover hormonal imbalances as well as the presence of cancer cells or disease organisms. Urine testing is especially useful for detecting diabetes, while fecal testing can reveal parasitic infestations of other digestive disorders. We can even take skin samples to test for allergies and other dermatological problems.
X-rays are a common element of diagnostic care at our animal hospital. In addition to their role in preventative wellness checks such as dental exams, X-rays can help us identify joint degeneration, fractures, and other damage to the harder structures of the body.
Benefits of Pet Ultrasound Technology
Pet ultrasound technology provides distinct benefits in searching for and confirming specific types of ailments. Like X-ray imaging, ultrasound uses reflections off of internal substances to create viewable pictures of your pet's internal structure. Unlike X-rays, however, ultrasound uses sound waves instead of radiation. The high-frequency sound waves are absorbed by softer tissues and partially reflected by firmer ones. Ultrasound does a better job than X-rays of imaging fluid-filled structures such as blood vessels. It can also show the motion of these objects in real time on a video monitor. This makes pet ultrasound a valuable method for examining circulatory disorders, infections, swelling, and the development of fetuses in an animal's womb.
Does Your Pet Need a Skilled Charlotte Veterinarian?
Whether you think your pet has a serious problem or you're just ready to bring him in for a wellness exam, any Charlotte veterinarian on our team can provide the advanced diagnostics necessary. Call (704) 278-8000 today!