Blood Tests for Dogs

Our hospital provides complete in-house blood testing, allowing us to obtain results quickly. Blood testing is used to screen for early disease detection, identify specific illnesses, monitor disease progression and regulate and monitor drug levels.

Why are blood tests for dogs important?

Blood testing is used in healthy dogs as a way to screen for any sign of early disease that may not be obvious. Diagnostic testing is done to identify specific illnesses and diseases. Therapeutic blood monitoring is helpful to regulate drug levels and evaluate disease progression over time.

How do I understand the blood test results?

Our Veterinarians will interpret and review blood results with you and determine what further actions may be required for your pet’s care and/or diagnosis.


The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Pets can get lost which can be a traumatic and possibly tragic event.  It’s important to have a collar and ID tag, but these are not foolproof.  Collars can break or fall off leaving your pet unidentifiable. This can be prevented with the use of a microchip. As noted in the Dartmouth Tribune in April 2017: A pet is lost every seven seconds One in three pets will go missing in their lifetime Only 2 percent of lost cats and 17 percent of lost dogs with ID return home When a pet gets lost, they are 20 times more likely to make their way back home when they have a microchip

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