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Pet Blood Work

As an essential tool for veterinarians, health assessments and blood samples are used to diagnose and monitor pet illnesses.

Pet Blood work

Pet Blood Work

“Show me where it hurts” is not something your pet can often answer. Much of our job revolves around discovering the cause of your pet’s symptoms which requires getting to the root of the problem.

Lab work and blood tests done on pets are used to collect and analyze a blood sample, allowing us to learn about your pet’s health. Lab work testing can provide comprehensive details enabling us to get immediate answers that we may not otherwise discover. Whether you suspect something is wrong with your dog or cat, major surgery is coming up, or it is just time for their annual wellness visit, getting lab work performed at Companion Pet Hospital can help you get the answers you need.

Blood tests are highly beneficial when diagnosing health issues, including liver efficiency, kidney efficiency, bleeding disorders, immune system disorders, oxygen caring capacity, congenital diseases, infection, anemia, inflammation, and more!

When Should My Pet Have Blood Work Done?

We recommend more routine blood work for puppies and kittens, pets who are getting older, who are pregnant, or who have had health concerns in the past. Testing your pet regularly at a wellness exam appointment may also be beneficial to identify and prevent potential concerns. Through the lab results, we may be able to detect signs of disease before we can see any obvious outward signs. Early treatment may help with a better outcome for your pet and lower cost for you. It is helpful to test your pet while they are healthy in order to establish a baseline of various values so we have something to compare with future results.

If your pet is scheduled to undergo surgery, then lab tests will be conducted before the surgery to ensure their safety during the procedure. As a vet in Philadelphia, we make sure that we know as much as possible about your pet’s health, so lab work and blood tests are always a part of our surgical care regimen.

Lab work will test for kidney and liver efficiency to determine the safest level of anesthesia for your pet. The results from these tests can also determine the level of risk that might be associated with surgery in an elderly or injured pet. If any concerns appear in the lab results, we will reschedule the surgery or discuss alternative treatment routes for your pet.

What Can Blood Tests Analyze?

  • Proteins
  • Electrolytes
  • Cholesterol Levels
  • Red Blood Cell Counts
  • White Blood Cell Counts
  • Condition of Cells
  • Glucose Levels
  • Endocrine Levels
  • Digestive Enzymes