We recommend that all referred dogs and cats have a recent CBC, Chemistry, UA +/- thyroid assessment to screen for medical causes. For all cats exhibiting urinary/litterbox problems, we recommend a culture and imaging (either rads or US) to rule out lower urinary tract diseases.
For other species, please do any diagnostics you deem appropriate and safe before referral. Depending on the species and case, we can discuss the risks/benefits of additional diagnostics.
At this time, we do not quite yet have the ability to perform these diagnostics at our clinic. We hope to in the not too distant future. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes.
If the patient is too aggressive or too scared to perform the diagnostics or the client otherwise declines, no worries, we are still happy to see the case. Sometimes, when veterinary handling is tough on them, its in the best interest of the pet to wait on these diagnostics until a pre-veterinary visit plan can be worked out anyway. We are happy to help organize this as part of the treatment plan - we do it all the time!