Cat & Dog Bloodwork Services

A fast and easy procedure performed in our lab to help diagnose and treat health conditions.

Bloodwork is an extremely useful tool that helps in the early and easy diagnosis of certain diseases. During your cat or dog's appointment, a physical examination will be performed to assess any abnormalities. However, when further information is needed, this diagnostic tool proves to be one of the most efficient methods at our hospital. Depending on the type of bloodwork your pet requires, they may need to fast for at least 8 hours, and an appointment with our technician will be scheduled to ensure the quality of the sample and obtain the most accurate results.

Where is my cat or dog’s blood tested?

Our convenient in-house laboratory is equipped to perform a variety of diagnostic testing procedures. In most cases, your canine or feline bloodwork will be conducted onsite, allowing our veterinarians to analyze the results promptly. However, certain tests may require us to utilize an outside laboratory for more accurate and comprehensive evaluations. Rest assured, regardless of the testing location, our priority remains delivering top-quality care to your beloved pets. Maintaining high standards and performing thorough examinations are at the core of our practice. Our dedication to quality ensures optimal results and exceptional care for your beloved pets. Call us to discuss if your pet requires bloodwork at 705-885-7387.

What symptoms can be diagnosed with bloodwork?

Blood tests are frequently used in veterinary medicine because they can provide valuable insights into the systemic condition of important organs, blood chemistry levels, and blood cell count. The information obtained from these tests helps in diagnosing various illnesses such as anemia, infections, pancreatitis, renal failure, cancer, diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism, and many others. The comprehensive data derived from blood tests allows our veterinarians to make accurate assessments and provide the best possible care for your beloved pets. When your cat or dog has the following symptoms, our team will recommend a blood test:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Pale gums
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Drooling
  • Nausea
  • Cough
  • Urinary incontinency or blood

Contact a veterinarian immediately if you’ve noticed these signs in your cat or dog.

How often is bloodwork recommended?

Adult dogs and cats should have bloodwork done at least once every year during their wellness appointments. Blood tests play a crucial role in diagnosing most diseases in their early stages, providing your cat or dog with the opportunity for more cost-effective and effective treatments. There are other scenarios when your veterinarian may recommend bloodwork:

  1. Your cat or dog is starting a new medication. Our team needs to understand how the medication will interact with their system and the potential benefits and risks of the medication.
  2. To establish their baseline information and normal health levels.
  3. Your loyal companion is having surgery or a dental procedure. Pre-anesthetic testing is necessary to determine which drugs will be most effective and to ensure a safe recovery from anesthesia.
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