Will Rogers is famously quoted as saying, “personally, I have always felt that the best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can’t ask his patients what is the matter… he’s just got to know.”
While veterinarians can’t simply ask the family pet what is the matter, one helpful tool in diagnosing the problem is blood work. Regular lab work provides the veterinarian a glimpse inside the pet and allows them to assess organ functions, compare to previous readings and diagnose issues.
Stephanie Adams, LVMT, joins the podcast today to explain what pet parents can expect from blood work at the veterinary clinic.
Here are links to the information we talked about today:
- Reading the Blood Chemistry Panel: An Art and Science from PetMD shares examples of the importance of regular blood work
- Lab Values for Dogs and Cats from Veterinary Partner describes each facet of a standard blood panel
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