Wellness Testing for the Life of Your Pet
When you pet goes in for his/her yearly physical your veterinarian may want to take some blood and urine to send to the lab.
Who Should Receive Wellness Testing?
Young and Adult Pets
- To give baseline results that your veterinarian can use later for faster, more accurate diagnosis and treatment
- To monitor organ function
- Check response to medications
- Early detection of disease (before symptoms appear)
Animals About to Undergo Anesthesia
- Provides important information that makes anesthesia safer
When diseases are detected early medications can be prescribed to help slow the progress of disease, giving your pet a better quality of life.
Types of Testing
1. Blood Chemistry: Gives an inside look at your pet’s vital organs, like liver and kidney, to determine if they are functioning properly
2. Hematology: Gives an inside looks at the blood cells
- Examine the Red Blood Cells (carry oxygen throughout the body)
- Examine White Blood Cells (body’s primary infection fighters)
- Examine Platelets (help blood clot)
3. Urinalysis: Urine testing checks the function of the kidneys and urinary tract