Detecting Underlying Pet Health Issues with Diagnostics

Sharing your life with a pet is a wonderful, fulfilling experience, but it can also be stressful. Sometimes our four-legged family members can suffer from illnesses or injuries that cannot be diagnosed by a routine physical exam. Getting routine, annual blood work (chemistries, electrolytes, complete blood count and urinalysis) done on a regular basis is important for establishing what is normal for YOUR pet. Establishing these trends can help us to identify significant changes during illness or, if we’re lucky, find a change before your pet becomes clinically ill. At Eastside Animal Hospital in East Lansing, we offer a variety of diagnostic services to make accurate diagnoses and to detect disease early so that we can either correct the problem or at least slow the progression. If your pet is showing signs of disease, our goal is to find out the cause and set them on the path to a full recovery whenever possible.

Our Diagnostic Services

Our caring and experienced team of professionals utilizes the best and most reliable technology to perform our diagnostic services. These include:

  • In-house blood testing with IDEXX equipment (including chemistry, electrolytes, and CBC)
  • Parasite screening
  • Urinalysis (urine testing)
  • Fecal testing
  • General radiology – we now have a state-of-the-art CR digital X-ray system
  • Dental radiology – to detect disease below the gum line
  • IDEXX telemedicine – EKG and X-ray evaluation by an expert
  • In-house ultrasound exams by appointment with a specialist

For more advanced diagnostic testing, we can refer samples out to special labs or your beloved pet to a veterinary specialist to receive the most advanced care to ensure their best chance at a full recovery.

Animal Diagnostics in East Lansing
Pey X-Rays in East Lansing

Radiology

Radiology (pet X-rays) are an extremely useful tool that allows our veterinarian to view your pet’s bones and internal organs. X-ray involves the use of small amounts of radiation to produce an image of the skeletal and internal structures. X-rays can help us detect:

  • Bone breaks/fractures
  • Bone lesions (such as panosteitis or cancer)
  • A collapsed trachea
  • Disease in the lungs and other organs
  • Foreign bodies
  • Bladder stones
  • Tumors in the chest or abdomen
  • Pregnancy
  • Heart or lung disease
  • …and more

We’ll Help You Find Answers

Diagnosing illness or injury in your pet can be a stressful process, but we’ll be with you every step of the way to answer questions and ease your concerns. If your pet has on ongoing condition that could benefit from our diagnostic services, please contact us right away at (517) 332-2511 to set up an appointment.