Testing Done at Brentwood Animal Hospital
At Brentwood Animal Hospital in Pensacola we provide care and compassion for your pet. Our services include general pet wellness, emergency care, and boarding. We also have a fully operational onsite diagnostic laboratory. We perform most of our own routine laboratory tests to save you time and money.
Types of Testing
Blood Work. Having blood drawn is never a pleasant experience, no matter who the patient is. In most of our routine pet exams, blood will be drawn for a CBC – Complete Blood Count. This diagnostic testing tool will help us to detect conditions such as anemia, hydration level, immune response, possible infections, illness, and more. The CBC tests can help our team discover specific diseases such as leukemia and certain types of cancer. Another very important blood test for dogs is the heartworm test. Heartworm is very serious and can be fatal if not treated. The test for this parasite is done quickly by blood draw at the veterinarian office. Other blood tests can be performed to check an animal’s kidney function, liver health, and pancreatic health.
Urinalysis. Urinalysis tests in pets are usually part of a routine veterinarian wellness visit. They’re commonly used to check for health of the urinary system and kidneys as well as metabolic diseases. It’s more difficult to collect a urine specimen from a pet’s free flow than it is from people. If a free flow collection specimen isn’t possible, we can employ the use of a catheter or needle and syringe.
Fecal Analyses. When bringing your pet to a routine wellness exam, your veterinarian will usually request a stool sample for fecal analysis. Fecal testing is done in a laboratory to detect the presence of hookworms, roundworms, whipworms; and liver flukes. If you are asked to bring a stool sample with you to a veterinarian visit, be sure to ask about the timing of the collection. Fresher samples are typically the best and provide more accurate testing results.
Call Us Today!
We know that you love your pets and want them to be healthy. Call Brentwood Animal Hospital in Pensacola today to schedule your wellness exam for your pets or if your pet is experiencing pain or illness. Browse our site to see what services we provide and how to schedule a visit. Our online patient portal allows you to download forms to complete at your convenience prior to your arrival. We look forward to helping your pet stay healthy and happy.