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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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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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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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Neither Age Nor Kidney Failure A Factor In Anesthesia

“Dr. Randolph, is she just too old to have surgery?” Thirty years ago this client’s statement would have applied to any pet over six years of age. Twenty years ago that age limitation might have been set at age ten. For the last ten years age, alone, is not a consideration for which patients we […]

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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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