The Importance of Early Detection

Brogli, Lane, Weaver & Alexander Animal Hospital, Murfreesboro TN
December 1, 2017

If only our pets could talk! It’s a common wish amongst pet owners.

If our pets could talk they could tell us when they don’t feel good and tell us what hurts. Animals are naturally inclined to hide sickness which makes it tricky for us to know when there is a problem. There are many diseases where symptoms do not appear until the late stages when your pet is already suffering. This is where early detection can help since many diseases can be caught early with preventative bloodwork. You have probably heard the phrase “preventative medicine is the best medicine” from your own doctor and the same is true for our pets. The early detection of disease can make all the difference and extend your pets life.

Preventative bloodwork is the next best thing to your pet being able to talk and tell you how they feel. It helps show us what is going on inside their body and will aid in pin pointing any problems. The ideal time to run a panel on your pet is when he or she is in good health. This gives us a base line of what represents good health for your pet. We can then compare future panels to the baseline and quickly identify and treat any abnormalities or problems.

What types of diseases can be detected and treated?
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Bacterial infections
  • Cushings disease
  • Addisons disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes

During the month of December we are offering discounts on two of our best panels as part of our Winter Wellness Promotion.

Adult Wellness Bloodwork includes a full chemistry and CBC and analyzes basic organ function.

Geriatric Bloodwork provides a more in depth analysis of everything the adult wellness panel checks for plus a heartworm test, urinalysis and thyroid panel. Your pet does not have to be considered geriatric to get this bloodwork. It is for pets of any age!

We’re here to help! Please give us a call at 615-893-1728 if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a visit for your pet.