Diagnostics Treatment for Dogs and Cats  in Montgomery, MN

Diagnostics Treatment for Dogs and Cats in Montgomery, MN

It takes more than a physical exam for us to truly understand your pet’s overall health. We need to look deeper to not only make sure they’re healthy, but also check for any abnormal, underlying problems. Illnesses always start out subtle and the sooner they’re detected, the more quickly we can bring them to heel with treatment. Our diagnostic tools make it easier for us to detect problems at an earlier stage in dogs and cats and thus provide them with the best and most complete care possible. ­

Is your pet due for any testing?

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Our Diagnostic Services

To thoroughly assess the health of dogs and cats and screen for disease, we offer the following services.

Laboratory Testing

Our in-house lab is a vital part of our practice. Here, we can perform a variety of blood, fecal, and urine tests and in some cases get results before the end of your pet’s appointment. These tests are extremely valuable for health screening, disease prevention, and pre-anesthetic testing, and include:

  • Heartworm testing for dogs
  • Testing for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in dogs
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Comprehensive blood panel
  • Thyroid testing
  • And more

For testing that requires detailed results, we send samples to external laboratories for evaluation.

Digital Radiography (X-ray)

At Montgomery Animal Hospital, we offer two types of digital X-ray for dogs and cats. One machine allows us to take X-ray images of the skeleton and chest cavity, while the other is used for detecting signs of dental disease, tooth loss, and bone damage in the mouth specifically. Digital X-ray is far superior to traditional X-ray in several ways:

  • Images are sharper and in higher contrast
  • We will not need to use up valuable time waiting for images to develop
  • The overall process is much quicker and can save your pet from having to be sedated
  • We can send digital X-ray images to other vets and specialists via email
  • Digital X-ray uses significantly less radiation than traditional X-ray technology
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Cat and Dog Ultrasound

Ultrasound is an important tool for diagnosing conditions affecting the soft-tissue organs. It bounces soundwaves off the organs, creating a real-time, moving image that can be evaluated for unusual changes. With ultrasound, we’re in a much better position to diagnose pregnancies, tumors/cysts, fluid in the chest or abdomen, and bladder stones.

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Call us at 952-856-3030 for a consultation with our expert team.