Like you, our greatest concern is the well being of your pet. Before putting your pet under anesthesia, we will perform a full physical examination.
However, many conditions, including disorders of the liver, kidneys or blood, are not detected unless blood testing is performed. Such tests are
especially important before any kind of surgery.
If your pet is going to be placed under anesthesia, we strongly recommend pre-anesthetic testing. Anesthesia is extremely safe for healthy pets.
But, if your pet is not healthy (and sometimes it's hard to tell without testing), complications can occur both during and after the anesthetic procedure.
We can minimize potential risk when we know the health status of your pet before administering anesthesia.
Pets can't tell us when they don't feel well. A healthy-appearing pet may be hiding symptoms of a disease or ailment. For example, a pet can lose up to
75% of kidney function before showing any signs of illness. Testing helps us evaluate the health of your pet's liver and kidneys, so we can avoid problems
related to anesthesia. Results will be immediately available to examine before anesthesia and/or surgery.
Learn more about what we learn from testing at Why Bloodwork is Critical
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