State-of-the-Art Cat Diagnostics
The veterinarians of Scottsdale Cat Clinic are able to focus attention on the ailments of cats, allowing us to invest our time, energy, and equipment in a more focused manner. Cats in the greater Phoenix area benefit from faster and more accurate diagnoses and treatments.
In-House Diagnostic Laboratory
Our in-house lab is able to handle a wide variety of diagnostic tests including:
- BCP or Blood Chemistry Panels – Measuring the amount and different kinds of the body’s chemicals present in the blood can tell our doctors if your pet’s organs are functioning properly.
- CBC or Complete Blood Count – The CBC gives our team information on the amount of the different types of blood cells that are present in the sample. This can indicate conditions such as infections, anemia, dehydration, clotting diseases, bone marrow diseases, and many other conditions.
- Thyroid Testing – Hyperthyroidism is a fairly common condition that can cause cats to have difficulty with weight loss, hyperactivity, vomiting, and diarrhea. There are several treatments that have proven very successful in treating the condition.
- Urinalysis – Testing a cat’s urine can give our doctors information on the health of the kidneys, bladder, liver, and other internal organs.
- Infectious Disease Screening – Diseases such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukemia Virus are diseases that are passed from one cat to another easily. Both of these diseases have no treatment and can be fatal to the cat. Our veterinarians will assist you in the best preventative measures to take.
We also maintain a relationship with Antech Diagnostics for more extensive testing needs.
For additional information on the use of various tests and the diseases they detect, please see our Life Learn Library page.
In addition to our in-house X-ray technology and our dental radiology, we maintain an excellent relationship with an internal medicine specialist to provide patients with access to ultrasound and endoscopy technologies. These non-invasive diagnostics can give our team the necessary information on a pet without the need for surgery.
The sooner a cat is diagnosed, the better the chances of a complete recovery from the ailment. Having access to our cat-specific diagnostics provides our team with the best means of restoring your pet’s health.
If you have any questions about our diagnostic or treatment capabilities, please contact our veterinary team.