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Regardless of your pet’s age, physical examination, and medical history, we recommend Yearly Lab Work to identify health issues that may not be outwardly detectable. A healthy appearing pet may be hiding symptoms of disease. For example, a pet can lose 75% of kidney function before showing signs of illness. Lab work is a ten panel blood work, electrolytes and urinalysis, which allows us to evaluate the health of your pet’s liver and kidneys, check for diseases like diabetes, provide a complete blood cell count, and detect infections. A urinalysis helps us accurately interpret the blood work and helps give a more complete analysis of your pet’s health. Early detection of these conditions allows your vet to begin appropriate treatment to prevent disease progression. These tests also provide normal baseline levels for future comparison.
Thyroid disease can affect both cats and dogs. Hypothyroidism (decreased production of thyroid hormone) is the most common endocrine disease in middle aged dogs. Hyperthyroidism (increased production of thyroid hormone) is the most common endocrine disease in aging cats. Thyroid disease can affect an animal’s behavior, appearance and organ function. Thyroid disease is diagnosed with a laboratory blood test. If diagnosed, your vet can begin proper management to prevent the effects of thyroid illness. We offer a deeply discounted thyroid screening to our patients when added to the yearly lab work and early disease detection.
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