Diagnostic Health Testing for Dogs
When abnormalities are found with basic laboratory tests and exams, vets often recommend high-tech tools. Here’s what you need to know to decide if you want to proceed.
Basic screening tests, in combination with regular physical exams, are foundation components of a good health care program. In younger dogs, routine tests are done to establish normal baselines, exclude congenital problems, and/or ensure safety for anesthesia. In older pets, these tests often provide the first indication of possible health problems.