Results from this labwork can give us a baseline of comparison for important values while your pet is healthy, in the event he or she becomes ill down the road. It is also a valuable aide in detecting disease conditions early on, where it might be more advantageous to your pet to intervene. This is especially helpful in cats, who tend to be innately wired to hide disease until it has progressed to more advanced stages. In addition, laboratory values such as the ones found on an early detection panel can be helpful in medication and treatment planning for disease conditions such as arthritis or anesthetic planning for a surgical procedure..
If you are interested in having an early detection panel performed at your pet's next annual wellness exam, please reach out to one of our team members. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have!