Diagnostics: Cat & Dog Ultrasound & X-Ray
Sometimes your pet’s wellness exam leaves questions about your pet’s health unanswered. At Kronenwetter Veterinary Care, we use the latest diagnostic equipment in veterinary medicine to provide fast, accurate answers. Our pet diagnostic services help us pinpoint may medical conditions so we can better treat your companion. From extensive laboratory capabilities to cat and dog ultrasound and x-ray, we offer complete in-house diagnostics for our patients in Kronenwetter and surrounding areas.
Figuring Out What’s Wrong with Your Pet
Pet diagnostics help us diagnose to them further treat many medical issues. Digital radiography, otherwise known as digital X-rays, is a useful tool to look at your pet’s internal organs and skeletal system. By looking at the size and shape of organs, as well as identifying broken bones and fractures, we can accurately treat a number of conditions. Our cat and dog ultrasound machine isn’t only good at telling how many puppies or kittens your pregnant pet is expecting. Through the use of high-frequency sound waves, we get real-time visuals of your pet’s internal abdominal organs.
Some of the conditions pet diagnostics help us treat include:
- Bladder stones
- Abdominal cysts
- Cancerous tumors
- Liver, kidney or heart disease
- Chronic arthritis
- Tooth decay
Comprehensive Laboratory Services
Our in-house laboratory provides daily diagnostic services for pets in a variety of ways. Before any surgical procedure we may deem it necessary to run your pet’s bloodwork. This ensures your pet doesn’t have any adverse reactions to anesthesia. Reactions are generally unlikely, but anesthesia can pose a risk to elderly pets and ones with medical issues. We carry Idexx lab equipment at Kronenwetter and use Marshfield reference labs to give your pet the most accurate diagnosis possible.
We use our laboratory capabilities in the following ways:
- Cytology to test for the presence of infection, cancer and inflammation
- Urinalysis to test for urinary tract infections and other abnormalities
- Fecal tests to check for intestinal parasites
- Checks on phenobarbital levels for epileptic patients
- Coagulation analysis for blood clotting disorders
- Complete blood counts
- Chemistry profiles
- Electrolyte counts
- Heartworm and tick disease screenings
- Feline disease screenings
Please contact us with any questions about our diagnostic services and how they can better treat your pet. We care about pets and their people at Kronenwetter Veterinary Care.