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Laboratory

Complete Blood Cell Count (CBC): provides important information about the types and number of blood cells in your pet’s blood. A low red blood cell count, for example, indicates anemia, while a high white blood cell count can indicate an infection, chronic inflammation or other disease process.

Blood Chemistry Profiles: particularly important for evaluating organ function (e.g., liver, kidneys), electrolytes, blood sugar, screening for presence of an endocrine disorder, etc. Any abnormalities will help us decide on further diagnostic tests or treatments.

Thyroid: Dogs are prone to hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid) resulting in weight gain, lethargy and coat changes, whilst cats are more susceptible to hyperthyroidism (an over-active thyroid) resulting in weight loss and increased hunger .

Urinanalysis: helpful in evaluating renal function, diabetic status and for diagnosing different kinds of bladder disease.

Fecal Testing: intestinal parasites in dogs and cats are very common and can be passed to humans causing severe disease in both pets and humans.

Heartworm: has been found in dogs in all 50 of the United States. While heartworm is both treatable and preventable, it is a serious and deadly disease that may show no clinical signs in its early stage. Screen annually to find even low worm-burden patients sooner and more often, and begin treatment when you can do the most good.

Parvovirus: a highly contagious disease affecting dogs causing gastrointestinal signs iincluding, vomiting and diarrhea. Often results in death without treatment. More common in young animals, however all ages are susceptible. Early and definitive identification of canine parvovirus allows for timely and appropriate treatment.

Pancreatitis: disease of the pancreas, causing vomiting, anorexia and abdominal pain. Symptoms can be acute or chronic in presentation.

Feline Leukemia (FeLV) / Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV): damage the cats immune system. Early in the course of the diseases, cats do not appear to be sick. But as immune function declines, cats become susceptible to life-threatening infections and certain types of cancer.

Tick borne Infections: Lyme disease, Ehrlichia canis and Ehrlichia ewingii, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma platys

Oakdale Veterinary Group

Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed