With any anesthetic procedure, there is always a risk of complications. Having a complete picture of what is happening within your pet decreases that risk.
For pets 7 years and older: we REQUIRE a blood panel before anesthesia.
For pets under 7 years: we HIGHLY RECOMMEND doing a blood panel before anesthesia.
**For convenience, bloodwork can be done one week prior or the day of your pet's procedure.
There are a variety of panels we can run for an additional fee, though our standard pre-operative panel focuses primarily on kidney and liver function, blood glucose, and is accompanied with a CBC to test for anemia and examine platelet count. We are also able to see if the pet is dehydrated and to what degree. One of our experienced technicians can talk you through the best choice for your pet.