Could an undetected illness or injury be bothering your pet?
When people get sick or become injured, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is wrong.
What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness, enabling it to develop and worsen undetected.
Diagnostics enable us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can significantly improve the chances of a positive outcome.
Heron Lakes Animal Hospital’s on-site diagnostic laboratory makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have a diagnosis in just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and lab work aren’t sufficient to reach a diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, including x-rays and ultrasound. These tools allow us to analyze the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Images can be evaluated by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your animal companion has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give us a call right away. We’ll get your best friend back on the path to good health again.