Why is it so important for your pet?
Dogs and cats can hide disease that may not be diagnosed on physical examination alone. Lab work can give results to give you peace of mind before your pet undergoes an anesthetic procedure.
- Typically consists of a CBC (checks for anemia, infection, inflammation, clotting issues), chemistry profile (evaluates organ function of kidneys, liver, pancreas) and for some pets a thyroid level, cardiac enzyme (pro-BNP) and urinalysis.
- Let’s us know if anesthesia is safe for your pet, decreases the risks of complications and helps us develop an anesthetic protocol that is appropriate for the individual patient.
- Creates a baseline for future comparison.
- Allows for early detection of potential disease before your pet is even sick followed by appropriate intervention and treatment.