Blood tests are important to help determine your pets organ function and to detect certain diseases including diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease and more. Routine blood work can lead to early detection of some diseases, which can lead to a longer, healthier life for your beloved furry friend, as treatments can then be started earlier.
Why are blood tests for dogs important?
Routine blood work helps uncover underlying medical problems that you and your veterinarian may not be aware of, giving valuable insights into the health of your dog and the opportunity to catch illnesses early.
How do I understand the blood test results?
Your veterinarian will go over the blood work results with you, explaining in detail what each value means. Your veterinarian will also explain to you if any values are low or high, what could be the cause of this and how do we go forward. All questions regarding your pets blood work are welcome.