Blood Tests

Blood tests play an important role in diagnosing and monitoring many conditions. It helps detect diseases early while they are still treatable.

Why are blood tests important?

Blood tests are important for a range of reasons:

  • If your pet becomes unwell or ill
  • If your pet has experienced any unexplained weight loss or gain
  • If your pet is experiencing an increased thirst, appetite or urination
  • To check the effects of long-term medication use
  • Prior to anaesthesia to understand if your pet has any underlying medical condition that might make anaesthetic riskier (especially in older pets)
  • Annually in middle-aged to senior pets (dogs older than 5 years of age and cats older than 7 years of age)
  • Heartworm testing
  • FIV (Feline Aids) testing