Southwest Animal Clinic recommends routine health screens for your dog and cat. The health and safety of your pet is our foremost concern. Because our pets cannot describe symptoms to let us know what might be wrong, we suggest blood tests to give us the answers we need. Remember, our pets' age faster than we do!

1) CBC - Hematology tests provide an inside look at the blood itself. Blood is composed of different types of cells. It is important to know the status of each during sickness, health or prior to surgery.

*Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body.
*White blood cells are the body's primary means of fighting infection.
*Platelets play an important role in blood clotting and are critical in helping the body to stop bleeding.

2) PROFILE / ELECTROLYTES - Blood chemistry tests provide an inside look at your pets' vital organs. By testing blood chemistries, we can evaluate the status of their major organs. We can perform tests that evaluate the status of their major organs. We can perform tests that evaluate liver and kidney function, blood sugar, calcium and phosphorus levels along with the electrolyte balance.

Canine Health Screens

Young Adult Canine Health Screen
Dogs between the ages of 1 and 3 years

A complete blood count evaluating the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, including a microscopic evaluation, and one kidney, liver, protein and sugar level. Also a Heartworm Screen is evaluated. An excellent panel to let us know our dogs are on the right track.
Fee: $xx.xx

Adult Canine Health Screen
Dogs between the ages of 4 and 7 years

A complete blood count evaluating the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, including a microscopic evaluation. Blood Chemistries evaluating kidney and liver function, blood sugar and protein levels. These tests let us know that your dog is growing up and growing older without any problems.
Fee: $xx.xx
Adult Health Screen with Heartworm Test - $xx.xx

Senior Canine Health Screen
Dogs at 7 years of age and older

A complete blood count evaluating the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets including a microscopic evaluation. Blood Chemistries evaluating liver and kidney function, blood sugar, calcium and phosphorus levels as well as electrolyte balance. This test also tells us about body proteins. These tests show us if your dog is in kidney failure, liver failure, anemic or other aging diseases (diabetes) and what we can do to keep your pet living as long as possible.
Fee: $xx.xx
Senior Health Screen with Heartworm Test - $xx.xx

Feline Health Screens

Adult Feline Health Screen
Cats between the age of 4 and 10 years

A complete blood count evaluating the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets including a microscopic evaluation. Blood Chemistries evaluating liver and kidney function, and blood sugar. This test also tells is about body proteins. These tests let us know your cat is growing up and growing older without any problems.
Fee: $xx.xx
Adult Health Screen with Heartworm Test - $xx.xx

Feline Senior Health Screen
Cats at 10 years of age and older

A complete blood count evaluating the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets including a microscopic evaluation. A Chem Screen evaluating liver and kidney function as well as blood sugar, calcium and phosphorus levels. This test also tells us about body proteins. Electrolytes (sodium, potassium and chloride) will also be evaluated due to abnormalities which can occur in the older cat. Thyroid hormone levels are often elevated, which can cause multiple problems. These levels will be evaluated. These tests show us if your cat is in kidney failure, liver failure, anemic or other aging diseases (diabetes) and what we can do to keep your pet living as long as possible.
Fee: $xx.xx
Senior Health Screen with Heartworm Test - $xx.xx