As a pet owner, there may be times when you feel helpless and unable to pin down how your pet is feeling. Reading symptoms in animals can be difficult, and you may need help understanding your pet’s condition.
At Melton Veterinary Hospital, we are able to help you better understand your pet’s health. Our clinic is equipped with an in-house lab where we perform important diagnostic and preventative tests. These tests provide us with information on your pet’s platelet counts, kidney, liver, pancreas, red & white blood cells and blood sugar levels. Diabetes and heart, kidney, & liver diseases typically won’t show symptoms at the onset. By identifying these diseases and their symptoms early, we can develop a treatment plan upfront.
Blood & Lab Tests for Pets
We recommend preventative testing for all our patients and for many reasons. Statistics show:
• One in 10 dogs develop diabetes. Overweight cats have higher chances of developing diabetes.
• Kidney disease occurs in 1 in every 10 dogs and 1 in every 3 cats.
• The fifth leading cause of death in dogs is liver disease.
Bringing your pet in for preventative testing allows us to determine your pet’s regulated health baseline. From there, we will be able to detect any changes and possible developing diseases as you bring your pet in for regular checkups.
Come to Melton Veterinary Hospital for preventative or diagnostic testing, and help your pet live a healthier, happier life.