Depending on the individual pet, there are various tools that can be used to detect cancer in cats and dogs including:
Blood and Urine Tests are performed which elevate levels of enzymes that may indicate a possible tumor.
Biopsy, which is a procedure that involves the removal of cells or a piece of suspicious tissue in order to perform a detailed analysis to determine if any cancer or disease is present.
Cytology, which is when cells are collected from various sources such as skin masses, body cavity fluids, ear fluid, lymph node fluid, blood or urine. These individual cells are examined under the microscope to evaluate whether they appear cancerous.
Diagnostic Imaging – Digital Radiology
The diagnosis of cancer in dogs and cats is not always simple and may require extensive research using a variety of tests.
The veterinarians at Chipman Road Animal Clinic have the right tools and techniques to test your pet to figure out the reason your pet is sick and then prepare a plan of action to get your adored pet feeling better as soon as possible. Bring in your pet anytime during our open hours to get your sick pet seen as soon as possible.