Diagnostic tests are sometimes necessary to determine the cause of the illness. For instance, skin conditions may require us to take sample of the skin (such as a skin scraping) to determine if mites (Demodex, and Scabies) are the cause of the itch. We sometimes perform ear swabs to see if bacteria or yeast are causing the infection. We are also capable of performing blood and urine tests to detect a wide variety of illness, such as heartworm disease, liver disease, Cushings etc. Also if you have noticed a lump or bump, we may talk to you about fine needle aspirates, and/or biopsies. All of which are performed at Apple Creek Animal Hospital.