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Blood Work

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Companion Pet Hospital
Blood Work

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

Lab work and blood tests for pets collects and analyzes a sample of blood allowing us to learn about your pet’s health. Through the comprehensive details lab work testing may provide, we can now have immediate answers that we may not otherwise discover. Whether you suspect something is wrong with your dog or cat, a 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 Test

Blood tests are extremely 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!

Examining Blood Sample

What 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. It may also be beneficial to test your pet on a regular basis at a wellness exam appointment in order to identify and prevent potential concerns. Through the lab results, we may be able to detect signs of disease before you could see any obvious outward signs. Early treatment may help with a better outcome for your pet and lowered 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 the health of your pet, 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, then 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

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