Early Disease Detection Testing for Pets at Cape Canaveral
Pets age more quickly than people, therefore their health problems may change much faster as well. As a pet owner, you may notice when your pet isn't feeling well, but it can be pretty hard to tell why. As a result, screening for early illness prevention is critical. If an illness is identified early rather than late, your pet may have more options for care and may be able to live a longer life.
Early detection testing is usually done as part of a wellness examination. The purpose of the exam is to provide information about your pet's general health and wellness. Blood and urine testing are conducted in addition to a basic physical checkup that looks at all aspects of your pet's health. Through laboratory and diagnostic tests, Ocean Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing you with a complete picture of your pet's health.
We can design a treatment plan for your pet by detecting illnesses and associated symptoms through lab testing. This increases the odds of having proper treatment and long-term health for your pet.
Early detection testing can provide a lot of important information regarding:
- Red and white blood cell counts
- Platelet counts
- Blood sugar levels
- Kidney, liver, and heart functions
Therefore we are also able to identify some common diseases and conditions that may affect pets as they age like:
- Kidney disease/urinary tract disease
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
WHEN SHOULD TESTING BEGIN?
When your pet reaches adulthood, around the age of one year, you should begin performing testing for symptoms of organ illness, chronic conditions, heartworm, and tick-borne diseases. Early Detection Panels can detect illnesses before your pet exhibits any signs. If these diseases are detected early, we can make the right nutritional changes as well as start the required therapies to provide your beloved pet the best quality of life possible. Any proactive step you take to help your pet is a benefit for them. The sooner you build a relationship with your veterinarian, the sooner you will be able to acquire important insights about your beloved pet's health.
ANNUAL WELLNESS EXAM
Consider starting scheduling yearly wellness exams for your pet as soon as possible. This is the most efficient approach to keep your pet healthy for many years to come. Contact Ocean Animal Hospital at Cape Canaveral now to book your first early detection test; we are always here to assist you and spot any changes or potential emerging diseases when you bring your pet in for routine checkups.
If you see your pet acting strangely or if your pet just seems unusual, please call us immediately away, to identify anything out of the ordinary early on.