Regular Examinations for Your Pet
At Sherlock Bones Animal Hospital, we provide regular examinations for your pet to ensure they’re in good health as well as properly diagnosing and treating any conditions they may be suffering from. Our pet medical assessments begin by checking their eyes, ears, and skin and then checking their cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities.
We’ll perform blood and/or urine tests as necessary to check your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Based on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests.
Our Medical Assessment Services
Sometimes, our veterinary team needs a closer look to properly diagnose your pet’s condition. That’s why we provide an ultrasound examination, also known as ultrasonography. An ultrasound is a non-invasive technique that captures images of the internal body structure. We’ll use ultrasounds to get a better picture of your pet’s internal organs and more in-depth information about what’s taking place.
X-rays are a common diagnostic test used to help identify potential problems your pet may be having. We utilize x-rays to obtain valuable information about your pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, and colon), respiratory tract, heart, and genitourinary system (bladder and prostate).
Electrocardiography is a monitoring process our Carmel team uses to determine the rate and rhythm of your pet’s heart. This assessment is non-invasive, ensuring your pet will be comfortable during the test. If Dr. Nix has any worries about the function of your pet’s heart, we’ll utilize an electrocardiogram. Along with determining the heart’s rate and rhythm, it can also detect any heart abnormalities or enlargement of the heart.
If your pet is suffering from glaucoma, we must detect and treat it as soon as possible. We use a tonometry glaucoma test to examine your pet’s vision for the possibility of glaucoma and other problems with intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye). This test is performed with a device called a tonometer, which is safe and pain-free for your beloved furry friend.
Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, non-invasive treatment used to reduce pain, inflammation, and speed up the healing process. This treatment has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-operative pain, many chronic conditions, and more. We’ll always use the latest treatments that are proven safe and effective for your pets.
Frequently Asked Questions
During your pet’s routine wellness examination, Dr. Nix will ask you questions about their diet, exercise, thirst, breathing, behavior, habits, elimination patterns (i.e bowel movements and urination), lifestyle, and overall health. We’ll also perform a physical examination. If we notice any abnormalities or causes of concern, we may recommend further testing such as x-rays, an ultrasound, etc.
We use x-rays to get more in-depth information about your pet’s health. X-rays can reveal bone infections, dental decay, arthritis, and even bone cancer. Dr. Nix may call for an x-ray to detect other issues, such as heart problems or a breathing condition. X-rays help us get a detailed picture of where the exact problem is, allowing for a proper diagnosis and effective treatment plan.
Proper Care for Your Pet at Sherlock Bones Animal Hospital
Your pet’s yearly examinations are vital to their health. Our Carmel veterinary team can detect any possible problems your pet is experiencing and plan accordingly. To learn more about pet medical assessments and our advanced techniques, get in touch! Call our Fishers office at (317)-428-2530 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nix. You can also fill out our online contact form, and one of our staff members will get back to you shortly.