At The Laboratory With My Pet’s Doctor: Urinalysis

In an ongoing series, has informed you about laboratory tests your pet is likely to have performed as routine screening tests, as preoperative tests, and as tests designed to diagnose illness. Today we’re going to look at tests commonly performed on urine. The most basic is urinalysis, which is performed in two parts. First, let’s […]

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At The Laboratory With My Pet’s Doctor, Chemistry Profile II

In our ongoing series about how and why your pet’s doctor chooses laboratory tests, and what the results mean, we continue our look at the Chemistry Profile.  Click here to read Part 1.  Click here to read about the Complete Blood Count (CBC).   Click here to read about urinalysis. Glucose. Everybody knows glucose. It’s also […]

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Urinary Tract Infections In Dogs And Cats

Regular readers will recall that our kitty, Martha, is undergoing diagnostics and treatment for a urinary tract infection (UTI). With most canine and feline patients veterinarians can obtain a urine specimen by one of three common methods, all performed on the awake patient. Martha, on the other hand, is not “most” patients. Martha may most […]

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