At Deerfield Animal Hospital we encourage all our clients to gain a complete picture of their pet’s health, from young to old age. By their instinctive nature, our animals are designed to hide their pain and potential illnesses. We believe it is vital to have regular early disease detection testing to monitor your pet’s overall health.
Early Detection Panels (EDP) are physical examinations of the internal body. They are usually performed for 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 helps diagnose conditions such as anemia, infection and dehydration.
A Urinalysis - gives us specific data about your pet’s kidney and urinary tract function and shows any abnormalities associated with the kidney or bladder, including kidney and urinary tract infections, diabetes and kidney stones.
Early Detection Panels can diagnose diseases before your pet begins to display any symptoms. If these illnesses are caught early, 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 today to schedule an EDP for your pet.