Dr. Michelle Ford gives us an overview of feline asthma and how to spot the signs if your cat is suffering. As many of us endure a significant flare-up of seasonal allergies this time of year, we may also see these problems in our pets. In fact, we do see a significant number of cats …READ MORE
Diagnostic Medicine for Pets Offered Across the Triangle
At Care First Animal Hospital, we do everything we can to ensure the health of our patients, which is why we have an in-house lab for speedy diagnosis. We believe a fast, accurate diagnosis is the best way to effectively treat our patient and restore them to health.
Not only is our team highly trained, experienced and genuinely concerned about your pet’s health, but we stress the value of continuing education and training in order to ensure that accurate results are relayed and the correct diagnosis and treatment plan is put in place. You can trust Care First’s diagnostic medicine to help your pet be happy and healthy.
Diagnostic Veterinary Testing
Radiology, Endoscopy & Allergy Testing for Pets
The team at Care First is highly capable of providing you and your pet the diagnostic answers you need in a timely manner. Our experienced, caring veterinarians use state-of-the-art technology to evaluate the following health determinants:
- Organ function
- Red and white blood cell count
- Clotting factors
- Blood smear
- Fecal samples
- Urine samples
- Aspiration of masses
- And more
In addition, we have a close partnership with an outside lab, so that we can offer more extensive results and veterinary services. Each of our locations is well versed in Raleigh diagnostic medicine for pets, including endoscopy, allergy testing, digital radiology and ultrasound.
Usually a non-invasive or minimally invasive procedure, this medical practice uses equipment that allows our veterinarians to have a full-color, magnified view of objects and organs inside our patient’s body.
Veterinary Allergy Testing
Just like humans, pets can suffer from allergies. Care First offers cat and dog allergy testing in Raleigh and the Triangle, so that you can be aware of what triggers allergy symptoms.
Digital Radiology & Ultrasound for Animals
Digital radiographs (or X-rays) and ultrasounds are extremely useful in diagnosing concerns with a patient’s heart, lungs, abdominal organs, bones and more. This process is painless, safe and completely non-invasive.
Trust Our Vets with Your Pet’s Diagnosis
If your pet is showing signs of illness, look to Care First Animal Hospital for an accurate diagnosis. Schedule an appointment with us today!
Dr. Dawn Dateno treats patients mainly at Care First Animal Hospital at Falls Pointe. She took a few minutes to review the importance of Wellness Blood Profiles with us and answer some common questions. During the month of September we focused on Wellness Profiles and we will do so again in the month of January. …READ MORE
Pretty Plants but Poisonous to Pets Lilies are beautiful plants and can make any room or garden more elegant. Unfortunately, the leaves, stems, and flowers of virtually all lily plants are toxic to cats (but, interestingly enough, not to dogs or rabbits). Eating part of a lily plant can cause a cat to vomit, become …READ MORE