Early Disease Detection: Simple Tests – So Many Results
Your pet can’t say how they’re feeling—it’s usually how they look or act that tells you something is wrong. You play a key role in helping your pet combat illness and stay as healthy as possible.
Annual (and bi-annual as the pet ages) exams and blood tests are the best ways to ensure that your pet lives a long, healthy and happy life.
Diabetes, kidney, heart & liver disease may not show symptoms at onset. Identifying possible diseases and complications early allows us a better chance to develop a treatment plan for your pet.
Our Early Disease Detection blood tests can provide information about your pet’s liver, kidneys & pancreas, blood sugar levels, white & red blood cell and platelet count and can identify infection, inflammation and anemia.
Why do we recommend annual preventative care blood tests on healthy pets?
- Over 1 in 3 cats and 1 in 10 dogs will develop kidney disease
- Over 50% of cats over age 15 are afflicted with kidney disease
- Liver disease is 5th leading cause of death in dogs
- 1 in 200 dogs will develop diabetes
- Overweight cats have higher chance of developing diabetes
Every pet is unique – annual testing allows us to determine what a normal baseline is for your pet. Trending these results over time allows us to diagnose problems early as we notice changes in your pet earlier. More advanced disease is associated with more complications and it can make treatment harder and more expensive.
Depending on your pet’s age, we offer different blood & lab tests to allow us to best help you help your pet live a longer, healthier, happier life.