Blood testing is a quick and easy tool used to detect and/or confirm illness in our pets. There are many tests available from basic screening tests to more involved blood profiles. Just as in people, annual screening with a basic complete blood count (CBC) and biochemical profile may be used as a way to manage your pet’s health.
A CBC is used to screen for anemia, inflammation or infection. Basic biochemical profiles help to provide information about your pet’s kidneys, liver and can help to screen for endocrine diseases such as Cushing’s disease and diabetes. Thyroid tests are also commonly run to detect the presence of thyroid-related illnesses commonly seen in aging pets.