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Pre- Anaesthetic Blood testing

During their lifetime, most pets will undergo surgery at least once. This could be for a routine procedure such as de-sexing, or as a result of an accident or illness. 

It may be necessary for your vet to understand your pet's physical status prior to the administration of a general anaesthetic, and we can get this information from a PABT- Pre anaesthetic Blood testing

  • We have a full in-house IDEXX lab which can give us instant access to your pets’ results.
  • A comprehensive PABT panel will detect any abnormalities prior to anaesthetic and will assess red bloods cells, white blood cells, protein levels, blood sugar levels, kidney and liver function
  • Your vet can tailor your pet’s sedation or anaesthetic requirements based on these test results and choose the safest pre and post op medications. Then, we can schedule further testing if required to monitor your pet's health in the future.


SDMA Testing at Pet & Vet

  • This blood test is a biomarker for kidney function. It changes EARLIER than routine kidney tests such as urea/creatinine which means detecting kidney disease earlier in your cat or dog.
  • The SDMA test is specific for kidney function and is less affected by your animals age, disease and body condition. This test can be done at the same time as other bloods tests and is advisable by our vets because it may pick up unsuspected health issues.


T4 Testing at Pet & Vet

Is your dog slowing down, putting on weight or getting “lazy”?

Is your elderly cat acting oddly, becoming more active or crying at night for food?

  • Thyroid problems can cause changes in behaviour, energy levels, appetite, drinking and weight. Cats most commonly suffer from Hyperthyroidism and dogs from Hypothyroidism.
  • A simple blood text at Pet & Vet can detect this condition and initiate treatment before dangerous secondary conditions develop. Find out more about Hyperthyroidism here 

If you have any questions regarding blood testing or you'd like to make a consult for your pet, call us today! 

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During their lifetime, most pets will undergo surgery at least once. This could be for a routine procedure such as de-sexing, or as a result of an accident or illness. 

It may be necessary for your vet to understand your pet's physical status prior to the administration of a general anaesthetic, and we can get this information from a PABT- Pre anaesthetic Blood testing

  • We have a full in-house IDEXX lab which can give us instant access to your pets’ results.
  • A comprehensive PABT panel will detect any abnormalities prior to anaesthetic and will assess red bloods cells, white blood cells, protein levels, blood sugar levels, kidney and liver function
  • Your vet can tailor your pet’s sedation or anaesthetic requirements based on these test results and choose the safest pre and post op medications. Then, we can schedule further testing if required to monitor your pet's health in the future.


SDMA Testing at Pet & Vet

  • This blood test is a biomarker for kidney function. It changes EARLIER than routine kidney tests such as urea/creatinine which means detecting kidney disease earlier in your cat or dog.
  • The SDMA test is specific for kidney function and is less affected by your animals age, disease and body condition. This test can be done at the same time as other bloods tests and is advisable by our vets because it may pick up unsuspected health issues.


T4 Testing at Pet & Vet

Is your dog slowing down, putting on weight or getting “lazy”?

Is your elderly cat acting oddly, becoming more active or crying at night for food?

  • Thyroid problems can cause changes in behaviour, energy levels, appetite, drinking and weight. Cats most commonly suffer from Hyperthyroidism and dogs from Hypothyroidism.
  • A simple blood text at Pet & Vet can detect this condition and initiate treatment before dangerous secondary conditions develop. Find out more about Hyperthyroidism here 

If you have any questions regarding blood testing or you'd like to make a consult for your pet, call us today! 

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