At Deerfield Animal Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, we encourage all our clients to be fully knowledgable of their pet’s health, from young to old age. From their inherited nature, our animals are taught to hide their pain. Since pets can’t tell you when they are feeling ill, early disease detection testing plays a major role in monitoring your pet’s overall health.
It is hard to predict know when your pet’s well-being may change, and some symptoms may not be as obvious as others. Regular early disease detection testing is essential in monitoring your pet’s overall health. For this reason, our vets recommend every pet owner get an EDP test for their furry friend.
Early Detection Panels (EDP) are physical examinations of the internal body. They are usually performed on pet’s aged one to seven years old as part of their annual physical exam. EDP is a broad testing method comprised of:
A Blood Chemistry Panel - measures the levels of a variety of substances in the blood and aids in diagnosing diseases such as diabetes, liver and kidney disease.
A Complete Blood Count - provides a comprehensive look at different blood cells and help diagnose ailments such as anemia, infection, and dehydration.
A Urinalysis - provides us with specific data about your pet’s kidney and urinary tract function and shows any irregularities associated with the kidney or bladder, including kidney and urinary tract infections, diabetes, and kidney stones.
Early Detection Panels can diagnose diseases even before your pet begins to display any symptoms. If these illnesses are caught early enough, we can make environmental and dietary changes and begin the necessary treatments to provide your beloved pet with the best quality of life possible. Call Deerfield Animal Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, to schedule an EDP for your pet.