The Benefits of In-House Blood Work and Diagnostics in Your Pet's Healthcare
Just as blood tests play a role in human medicine, they are essential for diagnosing your pet's medical condition. The veterinarian can learn numerous things from a blood test, from dehydration to anemia to cancer. At Lakewood Pet Vet Animal Hospital in Lakewood, CA, we are experts in veterinary care and have our own in-house bloodwork lab.
We love our furry friends as much as you do and want to ensure they receive the best.
Common Blood Tests Used by Veterinarians
There are a number of conditions that can be detected by red blood cells. The packed red blood cell count can detect polycythemia, for example. A high count indicates dehydration, while a low count can indicate anemia. The hemoglobin concentration test measures the oxygen-carrying capacity of your pet's blood, and the red blood cell count tells your vet how well your pet's body is functioning overall. Testing white blood cells is also useful. A high white blood cell count usually means there is an infection present, whereas a low white blood cell count suggests a weakened immune system.
Benefits of In-House Blood Work and Diagnostics
No one enjoys taking their pet to the vet's office, and when they are sick, it only adds to the stress. However, blood tests are important for your veterinarian to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan specific to your pet.
At our animal hospital, we decrease the time you spend worrying about running around town trying to get blood work done by having an on-site diagnostic lab. This means trouble-free visits for you and your beloved furry family member, as they will only see one technician during their appointment. In addition, using our in-house laboratory services provides prompt test results so that we can start treating your pet as soon as possible!
Contact Us Today!
Being a pet owner, it's natural to feel anxious when your beloved animal becomes sick. Fortunately, Lakewood Pet Vet Animal Hospital in Lakewood, CA, is here to help ease some of that worry and get them on the road to recovery as soon as possible. We have our own diagnostic lab in-house to quickly and effectively identify what's wrong and begin treatment immediately. Call us at (562) 925-2300 to learn more about our services or make an appointment for your pet.