Elevating Treatment with Pet Diagnostics
The best medical treatments are built on quality diagnostics. We offer a variety of testing options to Dunedin pets to better understand their health and make appropriate recommendations for their short- and long-term care. When you come to us with a problem, we use all the resources we can to solve it.
Tools We Use
There is no single instrument for evaluating all your pet’s internal systems. We rely on specific tools to help us detect certain issues or screen your pet for a specific type of parasite. Accommodating your pet whether they are healthy or under the weather is always our foremost concern.
Our pet diagnostics tools include:
- Digital X-ray
- Blood pressure check
- Tonometry (eye pressure check)
- Parasite testing
- Tape prep slides
- Fine needle aspirates (FNA)
What People Say About Us
"I can not say more amazing things about Dr. Culpepper and the staff of Paw and Claws! I would follow them anywhere they go just so they could take care of my animals."
- Dena L.
X-Ray and Ultrasound Imaging
Digital X-ray and ultrasound are noninvasive imaging methods that give our team an inside look at your pet’s bones, internal organs, and blood vessels. Using these tools can yield important clues about something that might be ailing your pet, or may even show us something that has not yet caused outward symptoms.
X-ray and ultrasound help us detect:
- Bone fractures and bone spurs
- Limb deformities
- Joint inflammation
- Foreign bodies in the stomach and/or intestine
- Heart problems
- Abnormalities in blood vessel and organ function
- Cysts and tumors
- Fluid in the abdomen
- Bladder stones
Why Should Pets Have Their Eye Pressure Checked?
Tonometry involves checking and measuring your pet’s eye pressure. The reason we might recommend this test for your pet is if they have the potential to develop glaucoma in one or both of their eyes. Glaucoma is a condition in which higher than normal intraocular pressure (fluid pressure within the eye) pushes on the optic nerve, causing damage. Without treatment, glaucoma can result in permanent vision loss.
A majority of the blood and fecal samples we receive from our patients are sent out to a specialist lab for testing. We’re connected to trusted experts that provide comprehensive results so we can understand your pet’s condition more fully. We receive most of our blood work results within 24 hours.