You probably recognize quickly when your dog or cat just isn’t “acting right.” While you may be tempted to use an online pet symptom checker, accurate and prompt diagnosis can mean the difference between a long road back to health or a short one. You can count on the team at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming to listen carefully to your description of pet symptoms, provide a thorough yet gentle physical evaluation, and use the latest advanced instrumentation to determine the source of your pet’s discomfort. Our facilities are well-appointed with in-house pet diagnostics & digital imaging equipment at both St. Johns and Jacksonville.
Be vigilant for these cat and dog symptoms
It is a good idea to pay attention to any changes in your pet’s physical coordination, behavior, or eating habits. Please call Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming right away if you notice:
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Decreased physical activity
- Limping or stiffness
- Poor appetite
- Increase in water consumption
- Urinating more frequently or less often
- Scratching or hair loss
These can be important indicators that your pet needs medical attention.
Digital pet x-rays and ultrasound
Are you wondering where to get an x-ray for your dog or cat? We utilize state-of-the-art digital medical x-ray equipment to provide us with high-quality images that assist in diagnosis. Our Board-certified radiologist reviews images and provides timely results. In addition, we offer on-site ultrasound consultations for additional guidance in determining what ails your pet.
In-house diagnostics for pets in St Johns, Fruit Cove, Bartram Park, St Augustine, Durbin Crossing, Julington Creek Plantation, & Jacksonville, Southside, Baymeadows, Deerwood
Bluestar Pet Clinic is equipped with in-house blood analyzers. We perform:
- Blood cell counts
- Chemistry profiles
- Endocrine testing
- Electrolyte analysis
- Microscopic evaluations of specimens
Our in-house laboratory is equipped to quickly handle many of the tests we use, to identify disorders and issues your pet may be experiencing. We believe this level of attention to detail results in the accurate diagnosis necessary to properly treat pets and get them feeling good again.