Has your pet been feeling a bit under the weather lately?

When a person feels ill, he or she simply pays a visit to his or her Naperville doctor, explains the symptoms and receives the appropriate care. With our furry family members, this process is much more complicated. Because pets can’t speak, they can’t tell us what’s bothering them or show us where it hurts. What’s more, many animals instinctually hide the signs of pain or illness, making it difficult to tell that something’s wrong. All the while an underlying medical problem may go undetected, possibly worsening over time.

In situations such as this, the team at Animal Health Care relies on diagnostics testing to help us manage the ongoing health of our patients. Our Naperville and Bolingbrook area hospital is fully equipped to detect the slightest signs of illness or injury so that we can quickly and effectively address the problem. The earlier we treat, the better the chances of a positive prognosis.

On-Site Laboratory Testing

Many conditions can be diagnosed through routine lab work, such as blood, urine or fecal testing. Our Naperville / Bolingbrook vet care facility is equipped with an on-site diagnostic laboratory, which enables us to run a wide variety of tests. Because we don’t have to wait for third-party results, we can develop treatment plans much faster – often before you even leave the exam room. The ability to run in-house tests is especially beneficial for critical cases in which time is of the essence.

Advanced Imaging

Some conditions cannot be adequately diagnosed through a physical exam or laboratory testing. In those instances, we turn to imaging technology, such as x-rays and ultrasound. These tools enable us to examine and evaluate your pet’s bones and internal organs to identify injuries and diagnose illnesses that may exist. The images we obtain can be analyzed in real-time by our doctors or shared electronically with specialists in or around the Naperville / Bolingbrook area if additional evaluation is necessary.

If your four-legged family member has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t wait. Contact the experienced professionals at Animal Health Care right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the issue and do what it takes to get your pet back on the path to wellness once again.