Our in-hospital bloodwork includes a complete blood count (CBC) and full chemistry panel. This is a basic evaluation tool that allows us to check their RBC, WBC, platelets, protein, kidney, liver, electrolytes, glucose, calcium and phosphorus values. In healthy dogs, this is a great way to evaluate their general well-being and ensure there are no underlying concerns that may affect anesthesia if undergoing a dental COHAT procedure. It helps to detect any diseases such as diabetes or kidney insufficiency. It is also a good monitoring evaluation for any dog receiving long term medication. We include a full CBC and chemistry panel for all dogs on a Proactive Adult life stage package.
Urine contains by-products from many different organs and abnormal levels of these products can indicate diseases including diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. We also use it to evaluate urine pH, crystals, and look for evidence of infection. Our life stage packages include one urinalysis as we believe this is an important monitoring tool of overall health.