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Blood Tests for Dogs

Blood tests are an excellent diagnostic tool for veterinarians. They can show us what is going on internally with your pet, such as organ function, cellular activity, and other levels in the body. It gives us insight into what illness could be affecting your dog.

Why is it important to perform blood tests for dogs?

We offer pre-surgical bloodwork to all pets who are undergoing surgeries such as spay or neuter to make sure anesthetic will be safe for them based on their kidney and liver function.

Testing the blood of a healthy dog is also a great way to have a baseline level for what is average for your dog if they ever become sick.

Annual bloodwork for senior dogs can also help with early detection of things like kidney disease, diabetes, and other issues senior dogs often face.

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

We run most of our blood tests in the clinic and have the results within minutes. The veterinarian can help you interpret results and what that means for your dog.

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Last Updated: January 28, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Tantallon Veterinary Hospital