Health conditions can have an effect on a number of areas of your pet's health, some can even affect hormone production which regulates bodily functions. Here, our Crystal Lake vets talk about the purpose of the thyroid, why it may be necessary to test for low thyroid in dogs, and the different types of tests used.
If your dog experiences a health condition requiring additional specialist care, they will likely also need further diagnostics. In this post, our Crystal Lake vet specialists discuss the benefits of blood tests performed in our veterinary diagnostics laboratory and what we can learn from them.
Diagnostic testing is crucial to the health of pets. Tests such as urinalysis can help to ensure that their internal systems are functioning as they should be. Here, our Crystal Lake vets share some information about what to expect when you bring your dog in for a urinalysis and what we learn from this test.
Whether during routine visits or if needed for a specific concern, technology can be of great assistance. Our Crystal Lake vets talk about why diagnostic imaging is helpful in pet care and why your dog or cat may need X-rays or CT scans.
While traditional methods of treatment have their intended purposes, there are many integrative medicines that can help manage symptoms of various conditions and in the long run during recovery after surgery or trauma. Here, our Crystal Lake vets talk about the use and benefits of acupuncture for dogs and how safe it is for your furry friend.
When a dog experiences chronic pain, it can greatly lower their quality of life. Luckily, there are ways to manage this pain and help get your pup moving again. Here, our Crystal Lake veterinarians share the signs of chronic pain in dogs and how treatment such as cold laser therapy can help manage these conditions.
Did you know that dogs can also experience allergies and the reactions that usually accompany them? One of the most common reactions is the development of 'hot spots', also known as allergic dermatitis. In this post, our Crystal Lake vets talk about the different types of allergies affecting dogs which may result in allergic dermatitis and how it can be diagnosed and treated.
If your pet is healing from a procedure of injury then you may be wondering if there are any supplemental therapies that can also help in a non-invasive manner. Our Crystal Lake vets discuss the use of veterinary cold laser therapy for pets, how it works and if it can be used in place of medicine.
Osteoarthritis is a painful condition where your dog's joint will gradually degenerate over time making it difficult for them to move around. Unfortunately, there is no known cure, but our Crystal Lake vets offer some treatment options to help dogs with osteoarthritis live more comfortably.