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Universal Blood Test

Universal Blood Test

As much as we would like to have a test that could be run on a single drop of blood, answer every medical question that could possibly arise, and cost less than ten dollars, we’re not there yet. Or, anywhere close. The most common panel of screening lab tests for general, overall health status includes: […]

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  July 11, 2016   2 comments

Preparing Your Pet For Laboratory Tests

Preparing your pet for laboratory testing varies according to the type of test being performed. The two most-commonly performed tests, fecal flotation and heartworm test require no preparation at all. However, to save your pet from the discomfort of staff having to obtain a stool specimen with a rectal probe, bring in about a tablespoon […]

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  June 3, 2010   No comments
Seizures In Dogs And Cats

Seizures In Dogs And Cats

One of the most terrifying maladies a pet owner can face with his four-legged friend is a seizure. Even the mildest forms, in which a pet simply stares off into space disconnected from the world, can be terrifying. When seizures reach the most dramatic stage, the grand mal seizure, the helpless onlooker is terrified. Let’s […]

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  April 23, 2010   No comments

How Veterinary Oncolology Cases Are Worked Up

In an ongoing series on how different kinds of cases are worked up, today we will look at veterinary oncology (cancer) patients. Cancer. Very likely the scariest word in the English language after Hell. Or, maybe they even have a relationship to each other. Of course, cancers range from curable to deadly-overnight, whether in dogs, […]

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  May 4, 2009   No comments