An excellent quality of life for your pet depends on routine or necessary veterinary treatments.
Just as in human medicine, there are many techniques veterinarians can use to improve your pet's health. We will diagnose your pet's condition and recommend a course of treatment based on your pet's symptoms, age, medical record, species, behavior, and preferences. It is critical to your pet's health that you seek treatment. If your pet is straining to urinate, lethargic, incontinent, or in pain, please contact us immediately.
Diagnosis: What to Expect
When you and your pet come to your appointment, we will start by a comprehensive intake, reviewing your case and any existing lab work that you and your veterinarian may have already completed. After this initial meeting, we will make some recommendations for how to best approach your case, including:
- Blood work
- Urinalysis and urine culture
- Ultrasound and/or additional radiography
Additional diagnostics include kidney function testing, cystoscopy, contrast studies, blood pressure measurement, and more depending on the underlying cause. The advanced testing may be essential to properly diagnose your animal's problem to create and implement the appropriate treatment plan. Some treatment options may include:
- Medications or supplements
- Dietary changes
- Fluid therapy
- Additional treatments to address underlying conditions