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Do you recommend blood work prior to my pets spay/neuter?
Yes! Pre-anaesthetic lab work allows us to make sure that all of your
pet’s internal values are normal before they undergo anesthesia.
The Top Four Reasons To Test Your Pet Before Anaesthesia:
You deserve peace of mind. Testing can significantly reduce medical risk and ensure your pet's health and safety Pets can't tell you when they don't feel well. A healthy-appearing pet may be hiding symptoms of a disease or ailment. For example, a pet can lose up to 75% of kidney function before showing any visible signs of illness.
Testing helps us evaluate your pet's health up front, so we can avoid problems related to anaesthesia.
Testing can reduce risk and consequences. If preanesthetic results are within normal ranges, we can proceed with confidence, knowing that anesthetic risk is minimized. On the other hand, if results are not within the normal ranges, we can alter the anesthetic procedure, or take other precautions to safeguard your pet's health and reduce the risk of potential complications.
Testing can help protect your pet's future health. These tests provide baseline levels for your pet and become part of his or her medical record for future reference.