Blood Tests for Cats
Blood tests are important to help determine your pet’s organ function and to detect certain diseases including diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease and more. Routine blood work can lead to early detection of some diseases which can lead to a longer healthier life for your beloved furry friend as treatments can then be started earlier.
Why are blood tests important for my cat’s health?
Routine blood work helps uncover underlying medical problems that you and your veterinarian may not be aware of, giving valuable insights into the health of your cat and the opportunity to catch illnesses earlier.
How long does it take to get blood test results?
For routine blood tests we are able to offer same day results with the majority of results available within 15 minutes; so during the office visit. For tests sent out to an alternate lab, these results will usually be available in 1- 3 days.
How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?
Our caring Veterinary staff will guide you prior to the testing and inform you if any precautions are needed. Some animals may require to be fasted prior to a blood test.
How often should blood tests be done?
This will be dependant on a case by case basis. If your animal is on a certain medication blood work may be required every 6 months to 1 year, your veterinarian will discuss this information with you prior to your pet being placed on the medication needed and would discuss with you the blood work recommendation.
Does your clinic perform urinalysis and biopsy?
Yes. We perform full Urinalysis in-house. We do perform certain biopsies, please speak to our veterinary team if you have questions or would like more information.