INTERNAL MEDICINE & DIAGNOSTIC CARE
Our Clinic is Equipped with Advanced Diagnostic Tools
If you ever notice something that isn’t quite right with your pet, such as loss of appetite or energy, you shouldn’t wait for your next annual visit to bring it up with your veterinarian. If you observe any alarming changes in your pet’s health or behavior, book an appointment with us, because these changes could be early signs of disease. The veterinarians at Promenade Animal Hospital are trained to diagnose all kinds of illnesses and design the best treatment plan for your pet’s specific needs. In addition, our clinic is equipped with an array of state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, which help our doctors identify illnesses and other problems quickly and with high accuracy.
If your pet has trouble breathing but X-rays and ultrasounds show no sign of disease, we may suggest a bronchoscopy. We can diagnose respiratory tract disease by inserting a bronchoscope while your pet is under general anesthesia or sedated. We can also see if a foreign object has been inhaled, take biopsies or samples, and rule out certain diseases.
Endoscopy, an important advance in human medicine, has now become a state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic tool in veterinary medicine. We insert an endoscope, a long narrow tube with a tiny camera at the tip, into the mouth, stomach, nose, anus, or into a body cavity through a small incision to get a full-color, magnified view of organs and joints. Endoscopic procedures are usually non-invasive or minimally invasive. We can even use an endoscope to remove small objects that dogs and cats sometimes swallow or to perform biopsies of internal organs.
Our radiology services are painless, safe, completely non-invasive, and use only very low doses of radiation (even pregnant females and very young pets can have X-Rays taken). X-Rays are used to help diagnose kidney, heart, or liver disease, intestinal blockages, cancer, bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other medical conditions.