Why Does My Veterinarian Recommend Lab Work?
At Tanglewilde Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians might recommend that your pet have lab work done for a number of reasons.
4 Reasons Your Pet Might Need Lab Work
Thankfully, lab work can give clues to determine a pet’s cause of illness. Using laboratory tests, we can look for specific infectious diseases and also evaluate organ function for signs of systemic disease.
Laboratory tests are also sometimes recommended for routine health screening. We’ll usually recommend testing adult and juvenile puppies and kittens at wellness visits to screen for parasites, and cats sometimes need virus screening.
Certain prescription medications can be risky for dogs and cats if their organs aren’t functioning well enough. Or, we want to see how the medication changes the way the organs are working. So, sometimes we’ll perform a blood test before or after administering certain medications to your pet.
Veterinary Diagnostics at Tanglewilde Veterinary Clinic
We have a comprehensive list of veterinary diagnostics available at Tanglewilde Veterinary Clinic. This allows our veterinarians to provide your pets with the best possible care. Whether we’re performing a routine health screening or determining the underlying cause of your sick pet’s symptoms, diagnostic tests ensure we provide your pet with the veterinary care they need.