Plains Veterinary Hospital has one of the most advanced diagnostic bloodwork systems available in veterinary medicine, and this aids our experienced veterinarians in diagnosing issues in pets in the Zachary and Baton Rouge areas of Louisiana. Blood chemistry values, complete blood counts (CBC), electrolytes, thyroid testing, fecal analysis, and urinalysis can often tell us if your constant companion may have an issue that cannot be seen from the outside. Our blood work analyzers provide accurate results within minutes, meaning our compassionate veterinarians can begin treatment right away if necessary.
Blood chemistries indicate how well your pet’s liver, kidney, and pancreas function. A CBC can specify your pet’s overall health, as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are all analyzed. CBC values can indicate certain infections, cancers and the blood’s ability to clot. Electrolytes help to assess dehydration as well as overall cell function. Finally, endocrine testing can specify a number of diseases including Cushing’s and Addison’s disease. Urinalysis can let our doctors know if your pet has specific urinary tract and kidney infections, as well as diabetes.
We offer Thyroid testing that can diagnose hypothyoidism in dogs and hyperthyroidism in cats but we do have the ability to test for other endocrine disorders with more specific tests. We use the Low Dose Dexamethasone test or ACTH test to diagnose Cushing's and the ACTH test also to diagnose Addison's.
At Plains Veterinary Hospital, we understand that you have a choice as to who provides healthcare to your pet. Our diagnostic capabilities, as well as experience and compassion, make our hospital an excellent choice for the life of your animal companion. Call one of our caring staff members and schedule an appointment for your furry family member today!