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Regular checkups are as important for pets as they are for people. During these exams, your vet may order a number of tests to help screen for early stages of disease that can have a negative impact on your pet’s health. When our Veterinarian takes your pet’s temperature, listens to your pet's heart or feel their abdomen, we look for irregularities that could present a problem in the future, even if your pet seems fine right now. At Casillas Veterinary Hospitals, we can provide a number of tests that are used to detect health problems that may not yet be evident.
The tests your veterinarian orders provide critical information about what’s going on inside your dog or cat’s body. Although your pet may seem fine on the outside, problems with the heart, lungs, intestines, kidneys or liver may be causing a gradual decline in your pet’s health and well-being. When diseases are caught early by health screening tests, treatment can begin immediately, which helps to manage the condition so your pet can continue to live a long and active life.
Fecal testing indicates parasites in the gastrointestinal systems that can undermine your pet’s health. Heartworm tests determine if your dog is infected with heartworms that can grow in the animal’s heart. Blood tests can tell a number of problems, such as whether your pet’s heart, kidneys and liver are functioning properly. Urine tests can find problems in the bladder or kidneys or metabolic problems. X-rays can reveal tumors or skeletal problems. Ultrasound is used to find problems in the soft tissues of an animal’s body. These tests at your animal hospital allow the vet to make an accurate diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment to help your pet have a long and healthy life.
Dr. Casillas and Dr. Castilla use their years of experience to provide compassionate, professional veterinary care for their patients. We provide a full range of vet services, including health screenings to ensure the health of your pet. We have three offices for your convenience, in Lynwood, Montebello, and East Los Angeles. Call Casillas Veterinary Hospitals today at 323-726-1525 in Montebello, 323-721-2244 in East Los Angeles and 323-566-4177 in Lynwood to make an appointment to have your pet’s health checked with these important screening tests.