Blood Testing in Geriatric Animals - CareVets
Even though your pet may appear to be in good health from the outside, we are often not able to tell what is happening inside from just a physical examination. Just as in humans, as an animal ages, their organ function deteriorates. Older animals are more likely to be affected by conditions such as liver disease, kidney disease, and cancer. Hyperthyroidism is also a very common disease in older cats.
Tests Routinely Performed in Veterinary Medicine: Diagnostic Tests and Imaging
Learn about Tests Routinely Performed in Veterinary Medicine symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in the Merck Pet Manual. Vet and Human Health versions too!
Blood Work - Why It's Important and What It All Means
Blood contains a variety of cell types; red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, and these cells typically have relatively normal ratios. Any anomalies in the cell ratios may be an indicator of disease, and many abnormalities that occur within the body can often be detected via blood tests.
Preparing Your Pet for a Blood Test - VCA Animal Hospitals
Having your pet properly prepared before blood collection helps to ensure that test results are as accurate and reliable as they can be. Sometimes abnormal test results say more about how the pet was prepared than about true illness.
Blood Work: What it Means and why Your Pet Needs it
Beyond the common misperceptions lingers the question of what this all means and why it's considered so critical. Here's an explanation.
Reading the Blood Chemistry Panel: An Art and Science
The blood chemistry panel is a vital tool in the diagnosis of dog (and cat) diseases. An essential part of a thorough evaluation, most animal hospitals have provisions for evaluating blood chemistry values for dogs (and cats) either on site or via a local veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
The Importance of Blood Tests To Your Dog -Whole Dog Journal Article
Your six-month-old puppy is scheduled to be spayed tomorrow. When you call to confirm your appointment, and review the veterinarian s estimate of charges with the receptionist, you learn that you will be charged $60 for a blood panel. Is this necessary? Blood is composed of different types of cells, and the status and percentage of type of cell present in the mixture communicates important facts.
Why Does My Dog Need Blood Work before Anesthesia?
Blood work is the easiest, fastest, cheapest, and least invasive way to investigate, discover and monitor many health conditions that your dog might have. Learn more about why blood work is asked for and why it can help your dog before, during and after surgery.
Why Pet Blood Work is Necessary -The Seattle Times
Dr. Tessa King, a veterinarian at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, answers this week's questions.
Blood Tests: Understanding Your Pet's Blood Work -Animal Hospital
An overview of the most common blood tests we perform in pets and the types of diseases and problems the results can indicate.
Client handout: Understanding Your Pet's Blood Work
A guide to Understanding your pet's blood work.
What Do Those Lab Tests Mean?
What Do Those Lab Tests Mean?: Pet Health Topics is a collection of articles written at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University about common problems and diseases in companion animals and demonstrates common procedures that may be performed at home.