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Blood Tests for Dogs

Blood tests are an essential part of evaluating a dog’s health status. There is a huge variety of tests available. Your veterinarian will determine which test(s) would be appropriate, as well as analyze and interpret the results.

Why is it important to perform blood tests for dogs?


Blood tests provide valuable information on the health of your dog. They can be useful on a routine basis, such as annual wellness testing, to provide a baseline reference point for your dog while he or she is healthy. Blood tests also play an essential part of the diagnostic plan in a sick dog.

How do I interpret my dog’s blood test results?


Your veterinarian will interpret your dog’s blood test results and answer questions you might have.

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