Testing your dog’s blood can provide us with so much valuable information when your dog is sick. We can assess the health of the major organs, like the kidneys and liver for example, and also check for some types of cancer. There are blood tests to check for more and more conditions all the time. It is also important to do blood testing on healthy dogs to help identify disease sooner and prevent any issues that may arise when using certain medications like anesthetics or long-term drugs. If your dog’s blood work is completely normal, that is great news! We have ruled out a large number of health problems and established a normal baseline for the future. We can also find out about certain parasite infections or diseases transmitted by parasites, likely heartworm and Lyme disease.
How do I interpret my dog’s blood test results?
You don’t need to! Our educated doctors will interpret them for you and discuss any questions you may have. We want to ensure you understand any abnormal results completely, so please don’t hesitate to ask us anything at all.