Complete blood count (CBC)– tells us if your pet has an infection, if inflammation is present, or if your pet is anemic. CBC’s help us screen for:
- Anemia (low red blood cells)
- Bleeding problem
- Inability to fight infection
- Hydration status
Blood chemistry panel – including electrolytes provides information about your pet’s liver, kidneys, and pancreas, as well as other functions of the body, such as blood sugar and hydration. Chemistry panels can help us diagnose:
- Early renal disease
- Renal failure
- Abnormalities resulting from chronic medications
- Liver disease
Urinalysis – helps us identify infection, inflammation, stones, and crystals in the urinary tract as well as to monitor kidney function.
Thyroid hormone levels – detects whether or not your pet’s thyroid gland is functioning properly. Hyperthyroidism is common in cats while dogs tend to get hypothyroidism.
4 Dx Plus Heartworm Test – checks for heartworm disease as well as these common tick diseases: Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma.