Most Common blood tests:
Blood tests are the key to picking up early-stage diseases or ensuring that your pet's therapy is working well and at the correct dosage. This becomes even more important in elderly patients.
Complete Blood Count: A Complete Blood Count can detect infections, anaemia, dehydration, blood disorders and the immune system response.
Biochemistry: Blood Chemistries show if any enzymes, electrolytes, minerals and hormone levels are too low or too high, often indicating a problem in the way organs are functioning. Bloodwork is also essential to determine whether your pet is healthy enough and ready to undergo anaesthesia.
Thyroid function: measurement is a valuable screening test for diagnosing hypothyroidism in dogs. It is also an economical way of following therapeutic levels of the administered medication once a condition of Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism has been made.
Phenobarbital: Phenobarbital is an anti-epileptic drug and, like other anti-epileptic drugs, it is usually taken every day (sometimes several times a day) for your pet's lifetime. Phenobarbital can potentially accumulate in the body and reach a toxic level. The level of this drug should be regularly checked via a blood