Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use electromagnetic radiation and other technologies for diagnostic imaging. This allows us to produce highly detailed images of your cat's internal structures.
At The Cat Clinic of Seattle, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your cat's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to bloodwork and urinalysis.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your cat's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Seattle
We perform tests and get results quickly in our in-house laboratory so that we can diagnose your cat's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Seattle is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
Using a radiograph (digital X-ray), we can examine your cat's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young cats can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
At our vet lab in Seattle we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your cat, and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your cat's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your cat's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Seattle.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make your cat uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every routine wellness exam.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat is suffering from periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line, where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-Rays are safer for your cat. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat's teeth.
With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your cat is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of their gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Seattle vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.