Because pets can’t tell you when they are feeling ill and many hide their pain instinctively, early disease detection testing plays a key role in monitoring your pet’s overall health. Changes in your pet’s health status can occur at any time, and some symptoms may not be as obvious as others. For this reason, routine diagnostic tests and wellness examinations are an important part of keeping your pet in good health.
WIth annual exams and blood work for your pet, your veterinarian be able to access baseline lab work figures to be able to determine changes and detect early developing diseases.
Early Detection Panels (EDP) are physical examinations of the internal body and a key component of our physical examinations. EDP’s are typically performed as part of the annual wellness exam for pet’s aged one to seven years old. EDP is a broad testing method comprised of:
A Blood Chemistry Panel - measures the levels of a variety of substances in the blood and aids in diagnosing diseases such as diabetes, liver and kidney disease.
A Complete Blood Count (CBC)- provides a comprehensive look at different blood cells and helps diagnose conditions such as anemia, infection and dehydration.
A Urinalysis - gives us specific data about your pet’s kidney and urinary tract function and shows any abnormalities associated with the kidney or bladder, including kidney and urinary tract infections, diabetes and kidney stones.
Early Detection Panels can diagnose diseases before your pet begins to display any symptoms. If these illnesses are caught early, we can make environmental and dietary changes and begin the necessary treatments to provide your beloved pet with the best quality of life possible. Block House Creek Animal Hospital is the premier source for early disease detection testing for pets in Cedar Park, Texas. Give our offices a call today to schedule you pet for their wellness exam and Early Detection Panels!