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Our in-house veterinary laboratory has a full diagnostic capacity to handle a variety of analyses:

Our patients often mask their symptoms since they cannot tell us where it hurts, so we use these laboratory analyzers to find early signs of disease or infection. By utilizing the available technology, we can diagnose problems early and begin treatment immediately. Before surgery, we can run bloodwork to test for enzyme levels of the kidneys, liver and other organs, a test which helps us determine your pet’s ability to process the anesthesia. We can also diagnose other diseases such as diabetes, kidney and liver disease, along with thyroid problems. 

Our laboratory is very well equipped. We have the necessary in-house resources to help your pet maintain its best physical health. State-of-the-art laboratory analyzers enable us to diagnose diseases and infections in as little as 15 minutes. Results are quick and accurate - often within 15 minutes, allowing our doctors to make a diagnosis on your pet and institute the proper treatment without further delay. We also maintain links with laboratories in the UK and Germany, to allow us to run special tests such as the rabies blood test that is a requirement of import into many countries, such as the UK and Australia.


 Our in-house lab gives us the capability to perform a urinalysis and routine blood chemistry, CBC, and electrolyte panel on your pet. For more involved tests, diagnostic samples are shipped the next day to laboratories in the UK, USA, South Africa, and Germany, to allow us to run special tests.

With our in-house pharmacy, we can dispense any necessary pain relievers, antibiotics, or other medication your pet may need.


Early detection of disease or infection is critical for the effective treatment of your pet, and thus can greatly increase your pet’s quality of life and longevity. Our in-house veterinary laboratory features diagnostic testing for the following:

  1. ·     Stool intestinal worm checks 
  2. ·    Parvo, distemper, ehrlichia
  3. ·    Blood gases 
  4. ·    Antibiotic sensitivity
  5. ·    Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) blood tests for cats 
  6. ·    Complete blood counts 
  7. ·    Screening organ function tests - for liver, kidney, pancreas, blood sugar, etc. 
  8. ·    Urinalysis testing 
  9. ·    Cytology of ears, tumors, vaginal smears  
  10. ·    Blood clotting 

And much more

House calls offer many conveniences that are sometimes very much needed by our clients. Such a case could be being in faraway places like Al Ain, saving you from traffic jams and long distance travelling with your pet. One of the other biggest advantages to your pet is overcoming the fear and trauma that many animals experience when taken from their home to a veterinary hospital. Many animals release pheromones (chemical scent signals), under traumatic conditions that linger in the air and may cause fearful reactions in animals that detect them.

At the Lotus Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to becoming your partner in maintaining your pet’s health, and in doing so, enhancing and preserving the unique and valuable bond you share. Our commitment is not only to treat your pets when they are not feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your furry family members thriving so you may enjoy the benefits of each other's company for as much quality time as possible.

Pets, especially cats, are territorial creatures of habit. This means that they establish a specifically defined area where they have access to all resources needed for survival, and above all, a safe place to rest. Once this area is established, it is unnatural and rare at best, for a cat to venture beyond these boundaries. When a cat is taken from the safety of its territory, loaded into a car, and driven through city traffic to a place with unfamiliar sounds and smells, this can be an instinctively frightening experience. Suddenly your cat is out of her established area of safety and you, her trusted ally, have directly contributed to that. At this point it is more likely your kitty will hide and will not interact with you after such a stressful event for a couple of days.

At the Lotus Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to providing excellence in complete veterinary outpatient care in the serenity of your home. That trip to the vet is no longer always necessary; trusted veterinary care is now at your doorstep.

By examining your pet in its own environment, where it is more secure (and hopefully less aggressive), we can better evaluate behavior and conditions which may be caused or aggravated by vet clinic environment. In addition, there is a lower risk of being exposed to diseases that may be floating around in a hospital waiting room. This is especially important for very young or very old pets that do not have good immunity and, for pets with weakened immune systems.

In addition to the benefits for your pet, a house call may make more sense for many owners. Since you won't have to gather up your pets, drive to the clinic, and wait to see the veterinarian and drive back home, there is less time wasted for you. We offer greater freedom in scheduling appointments and will work around your schedule. Since we will be with you the whole time, you will get more personalized care.

We will provide professional veterinary care to your dogs and cats, specifically geared towards their humane treatment. The focus of our practice is on prevention, since many pets, especially cats when they live in a home or neighborhood with other pets, have a powerful instinct to hide their ailments. This comes from a long history in the wild where life depends on the survival of the fittest. Revealing any weakness or disease is poor survival strategy and avoided if possible. Thorough check-ups and preventive care help detect and address hidden or actively suppressed health problems before they become serious. The earlier a problem is found, the easier it is to overcome and maintain your pet's health for years to come. With every house call, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical exam, vaccinations (if required), and any medicine or pet care product that your pet may need from our fully stocked pharmacy. Dogs and cats can’t tell you when they’re sick. Our veterinarians have a vast clinical experience that helps, but if sometimes we need a closer look into what's ailing your pet, we are outfitted to perform the appropriate diagnostics. The samples for blood panels, fecal exams, urinalysis, biopsies, bacteriological cultures, etc., can be easily obtained in the stress-less environment of your home.

Does your very best furry pal have awful breath? Irrespective of what a lot of owners might believe, “dog breath” isn’t just a hassle – it’s a strong indicator of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is a result of bacteria. With time, bacteria can bring about plaque in addition to tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result will be bad breath, reddened gums, and also other common indications of dental illness.

Since dental illness progresses, common symptoms may include drooling, discomfort while gnawing, and additionally loose or even missing teeth. If you’re giving your pet treats or chews that are designed to control tartar, your pet still needs proper regular dental hygiene. Ask us the best ways to control plaque in addition to help protect your pet from dental illness.

Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet’s physical fitness and health and dental illnesses may be associated to other serious health conditions like heart disease and kidney disease. We will examine the teeth and gums and will recommend the appropriate dental procedures.

Your pet’s dental hygiene should be treated just like your own. The good news is, many dental problems could be managed through at-home treatment and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental care checkups in addition to teeth cleanings.

Call today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!

Vaccination is also important in preventing fatal and debilitating diseases. Puppies are vaccinated against distemper, infectious hepatitis, adenovirus, parvovirus, parainfluenza and leptospirosis.

The first vaccination is given after 6 weeks of age. The second vaccination is given at 10 weeks - or 2 weeks after the first vaccination if the puppy received it after 10 weeks. 

Then they receive an annual booster vaccination to maintain a good level of immunity. Dogs going into boarding kennels need an additional vaccination against Kennel Cough.

This can be given ideally at least 10 days before being kenneled but as protection lasts for 1 year, this can also be given annually.

Kittens need to be vaccinated against cat flu (feline herpes virus and feline calicivirus), panleukopenia (also known as feline enteritis) and feline leukemia (a common cause of cancer in cats).


The first vaccination is given at 9 weeks old and the second vaccination is given at 12 weeks old, or 3 weeks later if older than 12 weeks. 

Cats also need annual boosters to give them a good level of immunity. They do not need any additional vaccinations before going to kennels.

Dogs and cats need to be vaccinated against rabies. This is given through 1 injection after 12 weeks old. Boosters are given annually

For pets travelling abroad, a blood test is taken 30 days after the vaccination to ensure there has been an adequate immune response.

Our Clinic offers education on several Parasite Control Programs

The most common parasites pet deal with are fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and diseases to pets through a single bite. Many pets also suffer from severe allergic reaction to the bites of fleas and ticks. Internal parasites (such as worms) are also capable of causing severe illness in pets. It is imperative that owners use one of the many commercially available products that protect pets from these parasites in order to maintain their pet’s health.

Our staff and veterinarians will help you choose the correct product based on your pet’s risk factors and health status.

In addition, because of the damages posed by intestinal parasites to both pets and people, all dogs and cats should have at least one fecal examination per year to test for intestinal parasites (e.g., roundworms, hookworms, giardia).

We generally recommend to regularly deworm your adult dog and cat once every three months. Please contact us for further details.


Permanent identification:

We recommend that a collar and ID tag be worn by all pets who have any outdoor access.  All pets should also be permanently identifiable by placement of a small chip known as a microchip just underneath the skin.  This is a very simple procedure performed by injection, and it is over in a matter of seconds! However, the benefits are lifelong. If your pet was ever lost, (nobody means to lose their pets but it happens all too often), this microchip could be used to trace it back to you by any veterinary clinic, rescue society, or shelter with a microchip scanner. Scanning for a microchip is the first thing done when any stray arrives at these facilities without a known owner. Making sure your pet is microchipped is the most effective and permanent means by which you can ensure your pet is identified and will find its way back to you. Many countries require microchip identification for travel; if you plan on traveling now or in the future with your pet, please call us today to make an appointment to discuss the matter.


Health Certificates:

Before an airline can accept your dog for transport or travel, a representative must see a recent health certificate supplied by your veterinarian. 

Your veterinarian will need to examine your pet in the consulting room before they can fill out the health certificate. The exam determines whether your pet is in good health and fit to travel or not. Depending on the destination, certain requirements are required to be filled. Please ask your veterinarian.

Check the airline you wish to travel on for the latest rules on how far in advance you can get your health certificate.

Put your health certificate in a safe place — maybe with your airline ticket — so you don't forget to take it to the airport. 

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