Bentley Animal Hospital

Fenton Veterinary Diagnostics Including In-House Laboratory, Pet X-ray, & More!

Veterinary diagnostics are crucial for detecting and diagnosing health issues in animals. These tests and procedures can help identify potential health problems before they become serious, allowing for early intervention and treatment. They can also help monitor the progress of a disease or condition, ensuring that your pet receives the best care possible. Additionally, regular veterinary diagnostics can help prevent the spread of diseases and parasites, keeping both your pet and your family safe.

In-House Laboratory

In-house laboratories allow for quick and accurate testing of blood, urine, and other bodily fluids, providing us with immediate results. This is especially important in emergency situations where time is of the essence. In-house laboratories also allow for more cost-effective testing, as samples do not need to be sent to an outside lab.

Pet X-Ray

One of the most common types of veterinary diagnostics is pet X-ray imaging. Pet X-rays use radiation to produce images of the bones and internal organs, allowing us to detect fractures, tumors, and other abnormalities. X-rays are non-invasive and can be performed quickly, making them a valuable tool for diagnosing a variety of conditions.

Parasite Testing and Prevention

Parasites can cause a variety of health issues in pets, from skin irritation to life-threatening diseases. That's why parasite testing and prevention are essential components of veterinary diagnostics. Tests such as fecal exams can detect the presence of intestinal parasites, while blood tests can identify heartworm and other blood-borne parasites. Preventative measures, such as regular deworming and flea and tick prevention, can help keep your pet parasite-free.

FIV and FeLV Testing

Testing for FIV and FeLV is important for several reasons:

  • Early detection: Both FIV and FeLV can be asymptomatic in the early stages, making it difficult to detect without testing. Early detection allows for early treatment, which can improve the cat’s quality of life and increase their lifespan.
  • Preventing the spread of the virus: If a cat tests positive for FIV or FeLV, it’s important to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus to other cats.
  • Peace of mind: As a cat owner, knowing your cat’s health status can provide peace of mind and allow you to take necessary precautions to keep them healthy.

FIV and FeLV Testing

FIV and FeLV testing is done through a blood test, which can be done in our office. We will draw a small amount of blood from your cat’s leg or neck and either perform a SNAP test in-house, or send it to a lab. The results can take a few days to come back if we send it out, and we will discuss the results with you as soon as results are returned.

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