Health Problem Diagnosis
Since animals cannot speak and tell us where they hurt, we can only rely on their behaviour and the results of physical examinations to determine what is wrong. At Clinique Vétérinaire Jarry, we use various screening tests and take samples for laboratory analysis to diagnose your pet’s illness. Here are some of the tests and analyses we do at our lab:
We can perform a quick test for HIV and feline leukemia, diseases for which vaccines are available. We can get results in less than half an hour for this type of test.
Our veterinarians can conduct stool tests to detect parasitic infections such as giardiasis, and test for viruses such as parvovirus and panleukopenia. A basic vaccine will protect your pet against these viruses.
Our veterinarians can make cultures to detect fungal infections such as ringworm. They can also perform skin tests to determine if your pet has allergies.
Our team can perform urine tests to determine if there is a urinary tract infection or crystals. Do not wait: urinary infections are painful and can be fatal if the blockage is severe.
Hematology and Biochemistry Blood Tests
Before performing surgery under anesthesia, Clinique Vétérinaire Jarry will do a preoperative blood test on your pet to determine if it is healthy enough to be safely put under anesthesia, especially if your pet’s immune system is weakened or old. In addition, when your pet reaches 7 years of age, we'll recommend a systematic geriatric blood test to detect any disease before symptoms appear. We can also conduct regular follow-up checks if your pet is suffering from kidney failure, diabetes or hormonal problems, for example.
Make an appointment at Clinique Vétérinaire Jarry if you suspect your pet’s health is not normal. In addition to conducting a physical examination, our professional veterinarians may recommend tests or analyses to identify the problem and find a solution.