A combination test checks for heartworm, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FeLV and FIV are serious diseases that weaken the immune system, making cats susceptible to a variety of infections and other diseases. FeLV is spread through casual contact, and FIV is transmitted primarily through bite wounds. They can also be transferred to cats by their mothers. Any new pets, or sick/stray cats entering a household, should be tested.
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Yearly lab tests are safe and non-invasive ways to diagnose and prevent sickness or injuries in pets that a physical exam cannot detectType your paragraph here.
A blood screening checks for anemia, parasites, infections, organ function and sugar levels. It is important to get a blood test annually for your pet, to help your veterinarian establish a benchmark for normal values and easily see any changes that may point to problems.
This test has the ability to screen for diabetes, urinary tract infections, bladder/kidney stones, as well as dehydration and early kidney disease.
Intestinal Parasite Check
Using a stool sample, your veterinarian can check to see if your pet has parasites. Many parasites can be passed on to humans, so it is important to complete this screening annually, especially if your pet has any symptoms including upset stomach, loss of appetite and weight loss.
KAH believes in giving your pet the best health care possible. That's why we offer preventative vaccinations and parasite prevention as part of your pet's yearly check-up/exam. At each exam, the Doctor can note and assess any problems or changes in your pet's health. Preventative care also means spaying/neutering your pet is very important in keeping your pet healthy. Pets can develop cancer in their reproductive organs, just like humans can.
Spaying or neutering your dog or cat will reduce common problems such as:
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