At Shores Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, we encourage all our clients to gain a full picture of their pet’s health, from young to old age. It is in an animals’ nature to hide their pain, which can make it difficult to detect signs of a disease. For this reason, we understand it is vital to have consistent early disease detection testing to monitor your pet’s overall health.
Variances in your pet’s health status can happen at any time, and some symptoms may not be as noticeable as others. Routine diagnostic tests and wellness examinations are an essential part of keeping your pet in good health. At Shores Animal Hospital, we offer a comprehensive early disease detection testing series.
Early Detection Panels (EDP) are physical examinations of the internal body. They are usually performed for pet’s aged one to seven years old as part of their annual physical exam. EDP is a broad testing method comprised of:
A Blood Chemistry Panel - this 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 - 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 irregularities 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. Call Shores Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, to schedule an EDP for your pet.