A complete medical assessment begins with a thorough physical examination whereby your pet’s eyes, ears, skin, cardiovascular, neurological , gastrointestinal and skeletal system are examined for any abnormalities. The Doctor will speak with you regarding any recent behavior changes you have noticed. Any changes in your pet, sometimes even the smallest thing, may indicate a form of illness or stress that is not yet showing physically in your pet. Blood tests can be performed as needed to assess the proper functioning of your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas and endocrine systems. This includes the thyroid gland and adrenal glands. Urine tests can detect or confirm similar problems. Depending on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests such as radiography (x-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound or surgery.
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