Since pets can’t say how they’re feeling - it’s usually how they look or act that tells you something is wrong. You play a key role in helping your pet combat illness and stay as healthy as possible.
Memphis Animal Clinic has an in-house laboratory to perform important diagnostic testing for your pet. Our preventative care blood tests can provide information about your pet’s liver, kidneys & pancreas, blood sugar levels, white & red blood cell and platelet count. Diabetes, kidney, heart & 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.
Why do we recommend annual preventative care 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 afflicted with kidney disease
Liver disease is 5th leading cause of death in dogs
1 in 200 dogs will develop diabetes
Overweight cats have higher chance of developing diabetes
Every pet is unique – annual testing allows us to determine what a normal baseline is for your pet. Trending these results over time allows us to diagnose problems early as we 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.