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Bloodwork Services for Pets

Monitoring the health of your pet is crucial, as they may not exhibit visible signs of illness.

Pets may not always exhibit noticeable changes in behavior when they are sick, making it difficult to detect illness in a timely manner. Therefore, regular bloodwork is crucial to monitor the health of your pet and identify potential health issues early on. Early detection allows for prompt treatment, which can improve the chances of a positive outcome. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 250-727-2125

What can bloodwork detect?

When performing bloodwork, our team can conduct tests for the patient's complete blood count (CBC) or chemistry panel to detect a range of issues, including dehydration, blood clotting ability, cholesterol levels, anemia, kidney problems, parasites or infections, allergies, organ damage, and possible complications with anesthesia. These tests can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating your pet's health conditions.

When should my pet have bloodwork done?

Bloodwork is often recommended for various situations. During annual exams, bloodwork is conducted to detect conditions that physical examination may not reveal. This is particularly advantageous for older pets to ensure their well-being. Before any surgery requiring general anesthetic, bloodwork should also be performed to check if anesthesia is safe for your pet. Additionally, bloodwork is helpful in monitoring the liver and kidney functions of pets that require long-term medication.

What are the benefits of in-house diagnostics and bloodwork?

In-house diagnostics and bloodwork have several benefits for pets and their owners. Firstly, it reduces the waiting time for results and enables quicker diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. Additionally, it reduces the stress on pets and their owners as it eliminates the need for multiple visits to different facilities for testing. The in-house lab allows for a more comprehensive and detailed analysis of the pet's health status, which helps in the development of personalized treatment plans. It also ensures that the bloodwork is performed by a qualified technician who is familiar with the pet's medical history and can provide immediate feedback and recommendations.

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