animals age three to seven times faster than humans and can’t tell us
how they feel, diagnostic tests provide valuable insight into the
health and comfort of your dog. At Arroyo Veterinary Hospital, we
recommend testing during an annual or semi-annual examination. Through
diagnostics, we can detect problems before they become serious. These
tests are the key to good preventive health care.
Comprehensive Blood Panel
This blood test enables us to monitor and evaluate the health of major organs, the health of bone marrow and its response to aging, and many additional indicators to your dog’s well-being. Most patients should undergo this test once to twice per year, and at least twice annually for patients on continuous drug therapy for ailments such as thyroid conditions, incontinence, convulsions, heart disease, and kidney disease.
The evaluation of a urine sample is very helpful in detecting kidney or bladder disease as well as in providing an overall picture of how your dog’s systems are functioning.
This test helps us evaluate the health of your dog’s heart.
Because they enable us to see through your dog’s body, radiographs are extremely important, highly informational tools that help us identify many problems, including tumors, heart and lung disease, bladder stones, and arthritis.
This test requires a stool sample and reveals the presence of hidden parasites.
Blood Pressure Check
This simple test reveals the presence of high blood pressure (hypertension), which can lead to serious health problems.
This test checks your dog not only for the presence of heartworm disease, but also for Lyme disease and Ehrlichiosis, both of which are transmitted via tick bites.
This technique helps diagnose lumps or bumps that appear on or under your dog’s skin. It is a relatively painless procedure that typically requires no anesthesia.
During this procedure, we remove a sample of a—or an entire—lump or bump that has appeared on or under your dog’s skin, and then send it to our laboratory for diagnosis.
For this simple procedure, we use a state-of-the-art Tonopen® device to determine your dog’s eye pressures. Early detection of glaucoma can save your pet’s vision.
This painless procedure enables us to see inside your dog’s chest and abdomen, so we can better diagnose and treat a range of diseases.
Arroyo Veterinary Hospital offers wellness programs that cover all aspects of preventive health for puppies and for dogs in their active and senior years. Learn more about our full range of services
Arroyo Veterinary Hospital is proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, a member of the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Better Business Bureau and a certified Green Business