Have you ever wondered what secrets your adorable pet is hiding beneath that wagging tail or those adorable whiskers? Bloodwork services may be the key that unlocks the truth to your pet’s well-being, providing us with insights into their overall health and happiness. Specifically, bloodwork can decode vital health information, ensuring proactive care and a happy, healthy life for your loyal companion. Schedule an appointment today at 902-468-7387.
Why is bloodwork essential for cats and dogs?
Regular bloodwork is a crucial aspect of preventive veterinary care for cats and dogs. It provides our veterinarians with valuable insights into your pet's overall health and can detect early signs of potential health issues. By analyzing blood samples, we can identify abnormalities in organ function, assess for infections, and even screen for certain diseases, enabling us to address health concerns proactively and ensure a long and healthy life for your beloved pet.
When does my pet need bloodwork?
Regardless of your pet’s age, bloodwork is beneficial at various stages of your cat and dog’s life. For younger pets, a baseline blood profile helps establish their normal values, aiding in future comparisons as they age. On the other hand, for adult and senior pets, regular bloodwork is recommended as part of their routine check-ups, usually on an annual basis. Lastly, if your pet is unwell, experiencing sudden changes in behaviour, or showing signs of illness, our veterinarians may recommend bloodwork as part of the diagnostic process to identify any underlying health issues.
How is bloodwork performed, and is it safe for my pet?
Bloodwork is a minimally invasive and safe procedure for pets. Our experienced veterinary team will handle your pet with gentle care throughout the process. We typically draw a small blood sample, often from a vein in their leg or sometimes the neck, using a tiny needle. The procedure is brief, and most pets tolerate it well. If your pet is anxious or nervous, we may employ techniques to keep them calm and comfortable during the blood collection. Rest assured, the well-being of your pet is our top priority, and we will take every precaution to ensure a stress-free and safe experience.