We currently recommend performing a blood test panel on all our patients beginning at 2 years of age and continuing annually for the life of the pet. The purpose of Wellness Blood Testing is to compare blood and organ values from year to year to detect changes as quickly as possible and alert our staff to possible developing health issues. Our patients cannot talk and their vital organs have a large capacity to compensate for declining performance until it reaches a critical level. At that point, we begin to see symptoms such as weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, increased drinking and urination. It is possible to detect these changes on annual test panels in advance of symptoms developing and take supportive/corrective steps to help your pet. Our younger patients (1-7 years of age) have a standard blood panel done while our senior patients (8 years and older) have a more comprehensive panel done. Our goal is to help your pet live a long and healthy life.