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COVID-19 Procedure change: When you arrive for your appointment, we ask you please text us at (828) 692-0561 with your name, pet's name, and parking space number. We will follow with a message that directs you how to proceed. See our home page for more details.
High-tech fiber optics permits direct visual examination and biopsies of some of your pet's gastrointestinal tract. This allows for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of oral, esophageal, stomach, colon and colonic disease. Foreign objects may also be removed without the need for surgery.
Flourescein Eye Stain
An ECG is a simple test to perform. Your pet is usually placed in a standing or lying position and electrodes (small metal clips) are attached to the elbows and knees. A jelly or liquid is applied to improve electrical conduction between the dog and the electrodes. The ECG machine merely records the electrical impulses from the dog and there are no unpleasant sensations, nor is there any danger to the pet.
If any abnormalities are noted, ECG rechecks or further testing may be needed, such as x-rays, blood work, blood pressure monitoring or an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart).