At Farmingdale Dog & Cat Clinic, we are equipped to perform basic diagnostic testing and services. If your pet needs advanced laboratory testing, radiographs, electrocardiography, or ultrasound services, we will refer you to our sister-facility, Levittown Animal Hospital.
Deworming eliminates intestinal parasites in your pet such as hookworm, roundworm, whipworm, and tapeworm. This is especially important for puppies and kittens. At Farmingdale Dog & Cat Clinic, we strategically plan deworming services during the first year of life and then assess your pet’s risk factor into their adult years.
Fecal testing is a key part of your pet’s semi-annual wellness exam. Unlike external parasites such as fleas and ticks, intestinal parasites such as worms, giardia, and coccidia are not always visible. A fresh stool sample will allow us to ensure your pet is free of intestinal parasites, which can cause real damage if left untreated. Fecal samples also keep you and your family safe as certain intestinal parasites are transmissible to humans.
Symptoms of heartworm disease are typically subtle or undetectable. For this reason, we recommend annual heartworm testing for your pet’s safety against this fatal disease. All we need is a small blood sample that will be tested for heartworm proteins. This will confirm that your pet’s monthly preventive is working properly as well ensuring your pet is not infected.
We may recommend testing before prescribing heartworm prevention.
The medical team at Farmingdale Dog & Cat Clinic is trained to lessen and eliminate pain in your pet. This is important as pain can also affect pets mentally. If your pet is having a surgical procedure, pain is rigorously monitored before, during, and after, so pain can be treated and prevented whenever possible.
We also aim to educate clients so subtle signs of pain are more easily identified at home.
Blood work and lab testing is an integral component of preventive medicine. At Farmingdale Dog & Cat Clinic we use lab testing to check organ functioning and diagnose disease. Lab testing is also used prior to surgery to ensure a patient is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia.
Common lab tests we offer are CBC (complete blood count), parasite testing, urinalysis, blood chemistry profiles, and more.
Farmingdale Dog & Cat Clinic has an in-house lab which is hugely beneficial in making timely and accurate diagnoses. In fact, samples can be analyzed in as little as 20 minutes! This means that our patients can begin treatment sooner.
X-rays are a safe, painless, and non-invasive tool to diagnose conditions such as heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, arthritis, intestinal blockages, bladder stones, cancer, and more.
Our sister location, Levittown Animal Hospital, is fully-equipped with advanced electrocardiogram equipment. Electrocardiography measures a pet’s heart rhythms and electrical impulses. This diagnostic tool is non-invasive and gentle. A pet is laid gently on their side while electrodes are placed on various areas of their body. Results are produced within minutes!
Ultrasound technology is used to examine a patient’s tendons, muscles, joints, and internal organs. This is helpful in the diagnosis of illness and injury. This advanced diagnostic tool is available at Levittown Animal Hospital.