Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
In the early stages of diseases, pets may not exhibit and show signs of illness. A blood test allows us to learn information about your dog’s health which can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. Blood testing will enable us to detect illness as early as possible, so we can address problems sooner and implement treatments to slow disease progression.
Why is it important to perform blood tests for dogs?
Information obtained from blood tests helps to prevent and treat potentially dangerous illnesses. For example, sick or senior pets often have more than one chronic disease affecting them, complicating diagnosis and treatment. Blood tests can help in revealing these problems. Additionally, some medications can harm pets with underlying problems like kidney or liver disease. Blood tests can ensure your pet is healthy enough to take the medication. Younger and healthy pets may also benefit from lab testing which gives us a valuable baseline picture of what represents good health for your individual pet.
How do I interpret my dog’s blood test results?
Your veterinarian will interpret laboratory tests in light of the entire assessment of your pet. Sometimes, laboratory tests need to be repeated to evaluate trends, which may provide more information than the measurement of a single test.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Catrysse Veterinary Services