Health Screening Tests

Elbow Dysplasia

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Elbow dysplasia is a syndrome that includes several inherited conditions that lead to degenerative joint disease of the elbow in large and giant breeds.  Four developmental abnormalities are included in…

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Allergy testing

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Dogs diagnosed with allergic dermatitis or atopy can either be skin tested (by a veterinary dermatologist) or blood tested to determine what they are allergic to.  The blood test will…

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Exercise induced collapse

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EIC is an inherited autosomal recessive neuromuscular disease causing collapse originating in the pelvic limbs.  This disease occurs in various breeds of dogs, most notably young hunting or field trial…

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Heartworm disease in cats and dogs

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Heartworm disease (Dirofilariasis) is a mosquito-borne, nematodal (worm) infestation.  Domestic dogs, some wild Canidae, and very occasionally cats are the main source of infection.  Dogs can be tested with a…

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Hip Dysplasia

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Canine hip dysplasia (abnormal development of the hip joint) begins when the hip joint in a young dog becomes loose or unstable. If left undiagnosed and untreated, this instability causes…

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Tick borne diseases in dogs

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There are many diseases transmitted by ticks to dogs.  Most lead to illnesses that if left untreated can become life-threatening.  The most recognized tick-borne disease in our area in Lyme…

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Von Willebrand’s Disease

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Knowing if your dog has this condition before an emergency situation arises can mean the difference between life and death. Similar to haemophilia in humans, von Willebrand’s disease can result…

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