PET BLOOD TEST

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Pawssum’s at-home blood test involves our veterinarian coming to your home to collect a blood sample from your pet. This is typically done by using a needle to draw a small amount of blood from a vein, usually in the animal’s leg or neck.

The collected blood sample is then analyzed by a laboratory to evaluate your pet’s overall health status, detect any underlying health problems or diseases, monitor the effectiveness of ongoing treatments, or evaluate your pet’s organ function.

Common blood tests that mobile vets perform at home include a Complete Blood Count (CBC), which measures the number and types of cells in the blood, and a Blood Chemistry Panel, which evaluates the levels of various chemicals and enzymes in the blood.

The benefits of having a mobile vet perform an at-home blood test include the convenience of not having to take your pet to a veterinary clinic, reduced stress and anxiety for your pet, and the ability to obtain results more quickly and efficiently.

Overall, an at-home blood test by a mobile vet can provide important information about your pet’s health, aid in early detection of potential health issues, and help to ensure that your pet receives appropriate care and treatment.

REASONS FOR PET BLOOD TESTS

There are several reasons why your pet might need an at-home blood test, including:

  1. Routine health screening: At-home blood tests can help to screen for underlying health issues or diseases, even if your pet is not showing any signs of illness. Regular screening can help detect early signs of illness and help you and your vet develop a proactive treatment plan.
  2. Pre-anesthetic testing: Before your pet undergoes any anesthesia for a surgical or dental procedure, your vet may recommend a blood test to assess your pet’s health status and determine if they are a suitable candidate for anesthesia.
  3. Monitoring ongoing health issues: If your pet is undergoing treatment for a chronic illness, such as diabetes or kidney disease, regular blood tests can help monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and adjust the treatment plan as necessary.
  4. Evaluation of organ function: Blood tests can provide important information about your pet’s organ function, including the liver, kidneys, and thyroid gland. This information can help your vet diagnose and manage various health conditions.
  5. Diagnosis of illness or disease: In some cases, blood tests may be used to diagnose specific illnesses or diseases. For example, a blood test can help diagnose anemia, heartworm disease, or tick-borne diseases.

INFORMATION DETECTED BY BLOOD TESTS

At-home pet blood tests can detect various illnesses and problems in pets. Some of the most common ones include:

  1. Diabetes: At-home blood glucose tests can help diagnose and monitor diabetes in pets.
  2. Liver disease: Liver function tests can indicate whether a pet’s liver is functioning normally or not.
  3. Kidney disease: Blood tests can measure the levels of creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) in a pet’s blood, which are indicators of kidney function.
  4. Anemia: Blood tests can detect low levels of red blood cells or hemoglobin, indicating anemia.
  5. Infections: Blood tests can identify the presence of bacterial or viral infections in pets.
  6. Thyroid problems: Thyroid function tests can indicate whether a pet has hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
  7. Allergies: Blood tests can measure a pet’s immunoglobulin levels to identify potential allergens.

If you suspect that your pet is ill or has a medical condition, it’s always best to consult with a veterinarian.

PRICING

The cost of an at-home microchipping by a Pawssum local vet is $299*.

* This service is in addition to a pet examination.

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