Early Disease Detection: Simple Tests – So Many Results

Your pet cannot let you know how they feel – often it’s how they look or act that tells there might be a problem. Cats are particularly great at hiding their illness and symptoms from us. You play a key role in helping your pet combat illness and stay as healthy.  Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center is your partner in your pet’s health and recommends annual (and bi-annual as the pet ages) exams with lab tests to ensure that your pet lives a long, healthy and happy life.

Diabetes, kidney, heart and liver disease may not show symptoms at onset. Identifying possible diseases and complications early allows us a better chance to develop a treatment plan for your pet.

Our Early Disease Detection Testing can provide information about your pet’s liver, kidneys, pancreas enzymes, blood sugar, white & blood and platelet count.

Why do we recommend annual wellness tests on healthy pets?

  • Over 1 in 3 cats and 1 in 10 dogs will develop kidney disease

  • Over 50% of cats over age 15 are affected by kidney disease

  • Liver disease is 5th leading cause of death in dogs

  • 1 in 200 dogs will develop diabetes in their lifetime

  • Overweight cats have higher chance of developing diabetes

Each pet is unique – so annual testing allows us to determine what a normal baseline is for your pet. Trending these results over time allows us to diagnose problems early as we can notice changes in your pet earlier. More advanced disease is associated with more complications and it can make treatment harder and more expensive.

Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center offers different blood & lab test packages to allow us to best help you help your pet live a longer, healthier, happier life.