Bloodwork Services Treatment
Every pet has a unique genetic makeup and health status, which we can learn more about through their bloodwork. By testing your pet’s blood, our veterinarians can identify health conditions that may become an issue in the future or require immediate attention. We can determine the health of their organs, what kind of food they should be eating, and even the level of anesthesia they need pre-surgery. When we understand the status of your pet’s health, we are better prepared to support you and your family in making informed decisions about their medical needs.
Why is bloodwork necessary for pets?
Your pet’s bloodwork can present issues that aren’t visible to us, like diseases or organ damage. When we test them, the first time and at future appointments, we develop a familiarity with your pet’s bodily functions that allow us to record any changes. The results and a treatment plan are shared with you to help you make an informed decision.
What can you learn from my pet’s bloodwork?
So much! What we learn depends on the test we perform. Using our in-house lab, we can detect a variety of conditions that uncovers:
- Diseases: kidney disease, heart disease, Cushing’s disease, hyperthyroidism and more
- Organ damage: liver, kidney, heart, bladder
- Digestive enzyme deficiency (poor digestion)
- Cholesterol levels
- Bleeding disorders
With every discovery comes an answer to why your pet may be acting strangely and medical support that can be tailored to their needs.
How often is bloodwork performed?
We perform blood tests during annual or semi-annual wellness checks and during appointments. If the patients are geriatric or have a history of medical issues, it’s especially important that we evaluate them on a regular basis. We also frequently perform bloodwork prior to surgeries to ensure the animal is healthy enough to be put under anesthesia.