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Pets can’t say how they’re feeling - it is usually how they look or act that tells you something is wrong. Cats are great at hiding their illness and symptoms from us. You play a key role in helping your pet combat illness and stay as healthy as possible and Southside Animal Hospital is your partner in your pet’s health.
Annual (and bi-annual as the pet ages) exams and blood tests are the best ways to ensure that your pet lives a long, healthy and happy life.
Diabetes, kidney, heart and liver disease may not show symptoms at onset. Identifying possible diseases and complications early allows us a better chance to develop a treatment plan for your pet.
Our preventative care blood tests can provide information about your pet’s liver, kidneys, pancreas enzymes, blood sugar, white & blood and platelet count.
Why do we recommend annual preventative care blood tests on healthy pets?
Over 1 in 3 cats and 1 in 10 dogs will develop kidney disease
Over 50% of cats over age 15 are affected by kidney disease
Liver disease is 5th leading cause of death in dogs
1 in 200 dogs will develop diabetes in their lifetime
Overweight cats have higher chance of developing diabetes
Every pet is unique - so annual testing allows us to determine what a normal baseline result is for your pet. Trending these results over time allows us to diagnose problems early as we can notice changes in your pet earlier. More advanced disease is associated with more complications and it can make treatment harder and more expensive.
Depending on your pet’s age, we offer different blood & lab test packages to allow us to best help you help your pet live a longer, healthier, happier life.
Call Southside Animal Hospital at 615-333-3655 for preventative care blood work your pets.
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