Blood testing is an important part of our yearly examination. We recommend yearly blood panels to screen for any abnormalities that may indicate early or unnoticed disease. The presence of yearly bloodwork in a pet’s history also provides a baseline so that we know when different values are higher or lower than what is normal for the pet.
At Hunters Glen Veterinary Hospital, we provide owners with a copy of their bloodwork results every time it is run. We discuss any abnormalities seen and give an overview of how the animal is doing. However, if you are curious about what each of the values can mean when elevated or increased, here is a link to a handy information sheet that you can refer to.
Values that are very slightly outside of the normal range may not be a concern, and certain elevated values may be expected depending on the animal’s history and previous conditions.
But, if you have ever wondered exactly what all those values on the paper mean, this can help make sense of it all.
As always, if you have any questions about your pet’s bloodwork or would like to make an appointment to see us, please give us a call at (918) 493-3332 and we will be happy to help.