When our pets are sick, we rely on their behaviour to tell us something is wrong. Unfortunately, often times our pets don’t act differently, or we miss small changes and illness becomes quite advanced before we see the signs. Regular visits to your vet and blood testing allows us to detect problems early and treat as soon as possible.
Why is it important to perform blood tests for dogs?
Remember, it’s in your pet’s nature to hide illness. In the wild, sick animals don’t survive. Most animals won’t show they’re sick until it is advanced enough that they can’t hide it anymore. Blood work will catch problems early and maximize chances of success. These tests will tell us exactly what is going on and allows us to make immediate decisions to help your pet. It also helps us determine medications and therapies to maximize your pet’s chances of recovery.
How do I interpret my dog’s blood test results?
Well, to be honest, that’s what we are for. Our veterinarians will look at the test results and interpret them for you. You are more than welcome to ask any questions you may have. Our job is to ensure you understand any issues we find so that we can come up with a plan together that will best help your pet.