Detroit Dover Animal Hospital - Westlake, OH

 

Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

 

Location
Detroit Dover Animal Hospital Inc
27366 Detroit Rd
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: (440)871-5220
 
 
 
 
   
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Glossary

Albumin: A protein which is produced in the liver. Reduced levels of this protein can mean a chronic liver or kidney disease, intestinal disease or intestinal parasite infection

Alanine Aminotranferase: An enzyme that becomes elevated with liver disease or injury.

Alkaline Phosphatase: An enzyme produced by the cells lining the gall bladder and its associated ducts. Elevated levels can indicate liver disease or Cushing’s syndrome.

Amylase: An enzyme produced by the pancreas. The pancreas secretes amylase to aid in digestion. Elevated blood levels can indicate pancreatic and/or kidney disease.

Blood Glucose: High levels can indicate diabetes. Low levels can indicate liver disease, infection, or certain tumors.

Blood Urea Nitrogen: BUN is produced by the liver and excreted by the kidneys. Abnormal levels can indicate dehydration, and liver and kidney abnormalities.

Bordetella: Also know as Kennel cough, this disease is highly contagious via coughing or sneezing of infected dogs: therefore it is common whenever dogs are housed or confined together like a boarding kennel. There is a vaccine to protect against the most common strains of this disease.

Calcium: Increased levels can be seen with diseases of the parathyroid gland and kidneys or as an indicator of certain types of tumors.

Cholesterol: Elevated levels of cholesterol are seen in a variety of disorders including genetic disease, liver and kidney disease, and hyperthyroidism.
Complete Blood Count: A more complete panel of tests. A CBC provides detailed information on Red Blood Cells, white blood counts (WBC) and platelets. The total WBC and differential (individual cell counts) can indicate infection, leukemia, stress, inflammation, or an inability to fight infection. Low platelets can indicate a bleeding problem. We might advise surgery be delayed if anemia, infection or an especially low platelet count is present because these conditions could cause serious surgical complications.

Creatinine: Creatinine is a by-product of muscle metabolism and excreted by the kidneys. Elevated levels can indicate kidney disease or urinary tract obstruction.

Distemper: A wide spread viral infection that causes vomiting, diarrhea, coughing and other symptoms. This disease is not easily treated, but is easily prevented through vaccination.

Feline Calicivirus: An upper respiratory virus that can cause cold –like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose and eyes and loss of appetite. This disease is not easily treated, but is easily prevented through vaccination.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus: This disease of cats is similar in some respects to HIV and is sometimes called “Cat AIDS”. FIV is transmitted through bite, a causes symptoms very similar to Feline Leukemia.

Feline Leukemia: A serious viral disease that breaks down a cat’s immune system and results in a type of cancer and other chronic and debilitating diseases. It is very contagious to other cats and is transmitted via salvia, urine, and other bodily fluids. This disease is not easily treated, but is easily prevented through vaccination.

Heart worm: Heartworm is a parasite that lives in the heart and its surrounding blood vessels. The adult heartworms produce offspring called microfilariae, which circulate in the pet’s blood. It is transmitted by mosquito bites.

Hematocrit: Provides information on the amount of red blood cells present in the blood. A low Hematocrit indicates anemia.

Hepatitis: Spread through infected urine, this virus causes liver disease. Exposure can cause anything form mild infection to death. This disease is not easily treated, but is easily prevented through vaccination.

Intestinal Parasites: Dogs and cats are the preferred hosts of four principal groups of intestinal worms and a few types of microscopic protozoa. The worms are roundworm, tapeworm, hookworm, and whipworm. The protozoa are coccida, toxoplasma, giardia and ameba. These parasites can cause a host of problems including, diarrhea (sometimes with blood), vomiting, weight loss, anemia, poor coat condition or an overall poor appearance.

Leptospirosis: Bacterial infection affecting the liver and kidneys in dogs. “Lepto” is contagious to humans. This disease is not easily treated, but is easily prevented through vaccination.

Lymes disease: This disease is transmitted by ticks. Typically seen in the North east states of the US, clinical signs of Lyme disease in pets include loss of appetite, lameness, lethargy, and fever. A vaccination is available for dogs.

Neuter: Castration is the medical term for neutering a male dog. It is the surgical removal of the testicles. Such surgery is performed to eliminate sexual activities and render the dog sterile.

Parainfluenza: Know as trachea-bronchitis, this upper respiratory infection causes a persistent dry, hacking cough. This disease is highly contagious to other dogs. This disease is not easily treated, but is easily prevented through vaccination.

Panluekopenia: Also known as distemper, this highly contagious viral infection, causes depression, fever, vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite. This disease is most often fatal. This disease is not easily treated, but is easily prevented through vaccination.

Parvo Virus: Is a viral disease that causes potentially life threatening vomiting and diarrhea symptoms. It is also very contagious to other dogs. This disease is not easily treated, but is easily prevented through vaccination.

Phosphorus: elevated phosphorus can be an indicator of kidney disease.

Rabies: A fatal viral disease which is transmitted by animal bites and contagious to humans. Even strictly indoor animals can come in contact with a rabies carrier in a basement, garage on an attic. Because there is no cure for rabies, vaccination is your pet’s only protection. Rabies is required by law in Cuyahoga County.

Radiographs: An image produced by radiation other than light, especially x-ray.

Sodium, Potassium, Chloride: The balance of these electrolytes is vital to your pet’s health. Abnormal levels can be life threatening. Electrolyte tests are important in evaluating vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and cardiac symptoms.

Spay: Ovariohysterectomy is the medical term for spaying a female dog, cat or rabbit. It is commonly called a “Spay” and consists of the surgical removal of both the ovaries and uterus.

Thyroid test: This is a measurement of the level of thyroid hormone circulating in the blood and is helpful in identifying thyroid disease. Thyroid disease occurs in both dogs and cats and can have serious impact on health if left untreated.

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement: (TTA) This procedure involves cutting the lower bone of the knee, called the tibia, and implanting a titanium advancement cage to realign the knee to remove the shear forces that the ACL counteracts. The cut bone is then repaired with a titanium plate and bone graft.

Total Bilirubin: Bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin and is a component of bile. Bilirubin is secreted by the liver into the intestinal tract. Blood Bilirubin levels are useful in diagnosing anemia and problems of the bile ducts.

Total Protein: The level of total protein can detect a variety of conditions including dehydration and diseases of the liver, kidney or gastrointestinal tract.

Urinalysis: The urine contains by-products from many organs such as the kidneys, liver and pancreas. Abnormal levels of these by-products can indicate disease including diabetes, liver and kidney disease.

 

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