Family Member Animal Hospital prides itself on our advanced in-home laboratory testing so that we can provide answers to concerning medical questions quickly and easily. If your animal isn’t feeling well, blood testing is an important piece in the puzzle to understand what is the problem. Having in clinic diagnostics allows getting those results faster and without outside lab at extra cost to you.
We will add our in-house urinalysis to a wellness bloodwork for senior pets. Dr. Gunckel also regularly sees pets with kidney and thyroid disease. We offer an in house early detection test for kidney disease called SDMA. Early detection can help us diagnose your pet and treat them accordingly throughout their disease. If your pet isn’t feeling well, there are a number of symptoms that may cause us to request a urinalysis, such as difficulty urinating. All we need for this is a small amount of your pet’s urine and we can easily check for urinary tract or kidney infections. Some cats and dogs are especially prone to kidney disease, so it’s important to talk to the veterinarian about possible symptoms and bring your pet in if you notice problems so that we can test them.
Similar to urinalysis, we may need to run an in-house fecal analysis. This will help us check for enteritis and many kinds of worms and parasites that your pet may have picked up in their time outdoors or with other animals. Symptoms of an infection like this can be very dangerous, so we want to make sure your pet isn’t at risk. Pet parasites can be passed on to you and to your kids, so it is important we test your pet for internal parasites.
When it comes to more serious conditions, Dr. Gunckel and her team will always take the time to discuss and educate their concerns. They want you to be part of the care plan for your pet.
Family Member Animal Hospital is proud to provide in-house laboratory testing in the Loveland, Fort Collins, Drake, Estes Park, Windsor, Johnstown, Berthoud, Longmont and Greeley communities.