Finding the Right Treatment with Pet Diagnostics

Physical exams can help us detect a lot of things that are happening on the surface, but they can’t always tell us what’s going on inside, unless we take an inside look. That’s where pet diagnostics come in—whether your pet has an ongoing illness or seems to be in pain, our diagnostic tools and equipment here in Plano can help us make a more thorough assessment. The key to diagnostics is making the most accurate diagnosis possible, so that we can proceed with the best treatment plan. Forging ahead with a plan before we know the problem is not only a waste of time and resources, but can be harmful to your pet’s health.

Pet Diagnostic Services

At Custer McDermott Animal Hospital in Plano, we utilize only the most advanced techniques and tools to help us find answers and set ailing pets back on the path to complete wellness. Our pet diagnostic services include:

  • Fecal testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Serum testing
  • In-house blood testing
  • Referral testing (specialist laboratory)
  • Digital X-rays
  • Digital dental X-rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Cytology
  • Skin scraping
Pet Diagnostics in Plano

Since your pet’s condition could be attributed to a number of things, it’s important that we provide a variety of diagnostic services in order to make the proper diagnosis. In some cases, a combination of services is needed to help us find the answer. For pets with urgent needs, we perform urine, fecal, and/or blood testing in-house to obtain faster results.

X-Rays and Ultrasound

With our pet X-ray and ultrasound services, we can produce images of your pet’s internal systems to help us detect abnormalities of the bones and soft tissue organs. X-rays allow us to view your pet’s musculoskeletal system and look for problems such as:

PEt X-Rays in Plano
  • Bone fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Tumors
  • Foreign bodies
  • Problems with the lungs and heart

Ultrasounds use sound wave echoes to study the shape, texture, and blood supply of your pet’s internal organs. Ultrasounds can help us identify:

  • Pregnancies
  • Abdominal fluid
  • Bladder tumors
  • Kidney problems
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Heart conditions

If your pet is showing signs of illness or injury, or simply needs routine testing, call us today at (214) 644-5555.