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Along with an annual exam, wellness bloodwork provides insight to what is going on inside your pet.
Testing can reveal:
- Liver disease
- Renal/kidney disease
- Thyroid abnormalities
Dogs and cats over the age of 8 have the greatest benefits to receiving this bloodwork. Many times pets appear normal upon physical examination, and their abnormalities on the inside go undetected without bloodwork.
The process of disease development in pets can be slow. When an organ system starts to fail, that organ will compensate to bring function back to normal. Overtime, this compensation mechanism will fail as well, and the pet will become ill. Once the pet is in organ failure, treatment options are limited and prognosis is poor.
The good news is if caught early, three out of four pets have abnormalities that can be treated! Bloodwork is collected in the clinic and sent out to our lab. Results come back in 1-2 business days. During the month of April we are offering $15 off wellness bloodwork for our patients.