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In-Depth Diagnostics For Your Dog or Cat

When something’s wrong with your pet, it’s hard to focus on anything else. Unfortunately, the root of the problem isn’t always clear right away. That’s why our veterinary team works with care and diligence to hone in on the problem.

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Using our digital X-ray equipment and in-house lab, the veterinary team at Northside Paws Veterinary Care can form a clearer picture of what’s going on with your pet. Then we can build a personalized treatment and care plan to help your furry family member start feeling better.

Digital X-rays

With digital radiography, our veterinary team can take a look inside your pet’s body in a non-invasive way. These X-rays help us see your dog or cat’s skeletal system, organs, lungs, and teeth. Common issues that we diagnose using X-rays include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Bladder and kidney stones
  • Tooth abscesses
  • Foreign objects your pet swallowed

X-rays can sometimes help spot tumors, pneumonia, and some types of cancer, too.

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A digital x-ray being viewed

In-House Lab

We offer a range of diagnostic tests at our in-house lab, including:

  • Urinalysis
  • Blood work
  • Biopsies
  • Fecal testing
  • Cytology
  • Physical exams

Whether we are running tests at our in-house lab or sending samples out to an external laboratory we work to get you and your pet results in a timely manner.

Once we know more about what’s bothering your fur baby, we can recommend prescription medications, pain management, laser therapy, or a follow-up with a specialist. Our caring team will be at your side throughout every step of the diagnostic journey—no matter what.