The Importance of Blood Work

Health

Dog in a lab coat

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. A few weeks ago I had a visit with my good Vet, Dr. Facey of the Apsley Veterinary Services. While there they took samples of my blood for testing. Regular blood tests are very important to monitor the effect that my medications have on me. My AED’s (anti epileptic drugs) are harsh & over time they can compromise kidney & liver functions & cause other serious health issues.

I’m happy to report I’m in very good health & Dr. Facey was very pleased. I did show a slightly lower than normal level of Lymphocytes (white blood cells) which had my huMom concerned but this may just be normal for me. It may also be because I was excited from the car trip & visit, or it could be a mild infection, regardless, it’s something huMom will follow up on.

Getting blood test results can be overwhelming. There is a lot of information & a lot of it is in medical speak. I found a PDF chart that can help you understand  your good dog’s blood work.

CEO Olivia

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