Articles with blood work

Pre-Anesthetic Blood Tests: Jack’s Test Reveals Kidney Failure

Pre-Anesthetic Blood Tests: Jack’s Test Reveals Kidney Failure

Many illnesses can go from undetectable to potentially deadly (particularly when combined with surgery and/or anesthesia) over the course of just a few weeks. Having fresh blood work provides insight into your dog’s overall health making sure that they can handle anesthesia safely. It is important to adjust the treatment plan if the blood test reveals any abnormalities. Knowing is…

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Canine Kidney Function Screening: Checking Your Dog’s Kidney Function

Canine Kidney Function Screening: Checking Your Dog’s Kidney Function

Everything in your dog’s body has a distinct job. The kidneys perform several vital tasks, including filtration of waste and toxins and essential regulatory functions. Kidney function is assessed based on values that reflect how the kidneys are able to do their job. Measuring blood levels of nitrogenous wastes and compounds (azotemia) The two familiar values that belong in this…

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Wellness Exams: Cookie’s Latest Check-Up

Most people love to spoil their dogs. This can be done in many different ways. But if you want to spoil your dog in a meaningful way, don’t forget the things they can actually appreciate and don’t forget wellness exams. There are few things you can do for your dog to increase their chances of a long, quality life. Wellness…

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Cookie’s Rabies Booster and Latest Blood Work

So it’s been a couple of weeks since Cookie’s rabies booster, and everything seems good. It looks like I can relax for another three years unless the Rabies Challenge brings some legislative changes. But I doubt any kind of legislative process would work that fast. The hospital we selected here includes a wellness exam as part of the package. That…

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