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Just as your doctor will require testing for an accurate diagnosis, the same is true for your pets. Until the day comes they can speak to us and say what is wrong, signs and symptoms help identify a part of the problem where lab tests give us the full picture, sometimes before symptoms even occur.
Whether it’s a diagnostic test for injuries or blood work, lab tests help proactively look after your pet’s health and life. At Dr. Phillips Animal Hospital, our laboratory services entail state-of-the-art, human-grade equipment with tests analyzed in-house, resulting in fast and accurate results.
Most diseases, infections, or parasites, can be treated, cured, or removed in their early stages. Early detection is the best weapon to stop health risks before they progress to life-threatening emergencies. With over 24 years of experience in diagnosing and treating animals and over 12 years servicing the Orlando community, our vet and team are here to help and just one phone call away.
Testing Your Pet
Dr. Qasim will help you stay on the pulse of your pet’s health, ahead of health risks or emergencies. At each age group, we recommend certain tests for your dog or cat.
When testing your pet, the following tests are recommended based on their age:
- Fecal Testing
- Heartworm Test
- Internal Parasite Check
- Thyroid Check
- Complete Blood Count & Chemistry Panel
- For geriatric dogs (dogs over 8 years old), we recommend a Laboratory Senior Profile with radiographs
If your cat goes outdoors, it most likely will make contact with neighborhood cats or other wild animals. That is why we recommend the FeLV and FIV testing yearly to detect and prevent the spread to other healthy cats.
Older Aged Animals
As dogs and cats age, they become more susceptible and at risk of developing chronic health conditions. Some of these include kidney or liver disease, hyperthyroidism, or diabetes. The above outline gives a brief overview, but please speak with our vet today on which tests are crucial for your pet.
“One Saturday evening I noticed that one of our cats was trying to urinate and couldn’t, and was making strange noises. He had just been to our old vet a couple of days earlier for a urination issue and they had not thought it was an issue. But I realized that now was a crisis. Dr. Phillips Animal Hospital squeezed us in for an appointment that very evening. The wonderful and caring Dr. Qasim diagnosed a completely blocked bladder and operated that very night. He literally saved my cat’s life. You couldn’t find a finer vet. Great hours, too, which is so comforting.”
Testing Your Pet – What Lab Tests Do We Offer?
At Dr. Phillips Animal Hospital, we routinely conduct the following tests on your pet:
- Complete Blood Count: reveals if your pet has inflammation, infection, or anemia.
- Urinalysis: reveals urinary tract inflammation or infection
- Blood Chemistry Panel (Including Electrolytes): health and function of kidneys, pancreas, & liver
- T4 or Thyroid Test: health and function of thyroid gland (thyroid disease is common in older cats and dogs). Learn more about Thyroid Testing
- X-Ray & Radiology: Learn more about Advanced Imaging & Procedures
- Heartworm Testing: Learn more about Heartworm Testing
- FeLV & FIV Testing: used to detect feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
- Fecal Testing: detects any intestinal parasites
Each test at our animal hospital is used to check in on your pet’s health and is recommended by our vet on a case-by-case basis. No tests will be administered until approval is given from the pet’s owner.
If you have a specific test in mind for your pet, please let our staff or vet know during or before your visit. We are happy to answer any of your questions, especially when it comes to treating or caring for your loved one.
Before anesthesia is administered, we conduct a ‘Preanesthesia Screening’ to ensure anesthesia is safe to be used on your pet. This screening consists of blood work (Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry Panel) performed the morning of any pets dentistry, surgery, or treatment requiring anesthesia and verified before giving anesthesia.
How Important Are Lab Tests?
Just like your doctor would recommend for you, regular testing is vital to ensure you enjoy a long and healthy life with your pet. Lab testing represents the latest advancements in health and is what has allowed us all to live longer and stronger lives today.
Most diseases, infections, or parasites today can be treated, removed, or cured if found early. However, early treatment is completely dependent on early detection. Lab testing is your greatest weapon in looking after your pet’s health. It enables us to resolve risks before becoming emergencies and protect your pet before damage occurs. Don’t wait until it might be too late because regular testing results in early detection and a healthier pet.
Do You Really Need to Do All Tests We Recommend?
We understand you want what is best for your pet, and we also know that multiple testing each year can add up to be expensive for pet owners. Knowing which test is crucial for your pet enables you to prioritize one test over another, based on your pet’s specific situation.
With over 24 years of experience, our veterinarian can help you decide which test is most crucial and how best to keep on the pulse of your pet’s health within your budget.
“I have been able to get in at a moments notice even at 10pm at night or on the weekend. They are always trying to give me not only the best options but the most affordable. My dog has ivdd & I felt like I fully understood the condition after my first visit with the vet. He brought it visuals & took the time to answer every question. I also have received a phone call just to check in with how my dog is doing. The staff is always willing to answer any questions I might have just with a quick phone call. I couldn’t have found a better vet & felt like someone else might need this review like I did.”
How Expensive Are Laboratory Services?
Our vet and team will be happy to answer any pricing questions as pricing for each test varies, and our pricing is equal to or lower than most animal hospitals. Always remember that testing is an investment in safeguarding your pet’s health for a long life with you. Lab tests give our vet a full picture of your pet’s health, resulting in accurate diagnosis and treatment that will help save you money from costly medical procedures further down the road and help ensure your pet is safe.
Contact us today with any questions or speak with our vet during your appointment.
Why Choose Our Hospital
Safeguarding your pet’s safety and wellness starts with prevention. At Dr. Phillips Animal Hospital, our facility is able to analyze your pet’s lab tests in our hospital, resulting in fast turnaround time and assurance in test accuracy. Don’t settle for less than what your pet deserves. Put your trust in a vet that has helped pets live long and healthy lives with their owners for over 24 years.