When we know what’s happening inside your pet’s body, bloodwork helps us nurse them back to health in no time. With the help of our fully equipped in-house laboratory, we can diagnose and treat any underlying conditions your pet may be experiencing more quickly and efficiently. To learn more about your pet’s bloodwork, call us at 403-242-0045.
What can blood tests reveal about my pet’s health?
Bloodwork allows us to diagnose the source of your pet’s discomfort. Not all diseases have visual symptoms, and some pets are better at hiding their pain. During your pet’s annual wellness exam, our team will request a blood test to monitor your pet’s overall health. This is why it’s essential not to miss one and stay on top of your pet’s routine checkups. The earlier we detect it, the better chance we have of preventing it from getting worse. Blood tests can also be used as a diagnostic tool for detecting:
- Hidden or underlying diseases
- Parasitic infections
- Organ function
How do I prepare my pet for a blood test?
Before your appointment, our team will talk you through the steps to best prepare your pet. An easy way to prepare your pet is to ensure they are well hydrated. For more accurate samples and results, we might ask that your pet fast for 6 to 12 hours before their blood test.