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Blood Tests for Cats

Why are blood tests important for my cat’s health?

Blood tests are important as a screening health test to diagnose for early disease process when there are no clinical signs.

How long does it take to get blood test results?

We can run a number of blood tests through our in-clinic laboratory. We are able to get blood results on the same day for emergencies and routine bloodwork within 24-48 hours.

How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?

Most tests don’t need any preparation ahead of time, however, we will let you know if they may need to be fasted.

How often should blood tests be done?

How often blood tests are needed is specific to your pet. Some illnesses and medication require monitoring throughout the year, while some cats may only need monitoring annually.

Does your hospital perform urinalysis and biopsies?

At Muskoka Animal Hospital, we offer urinalysis and we run these tests through our in-clinic laboratory. We also perform biopsies.

Last updated: August 18, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

3. 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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Tuesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

Your dedicated team at Muskoka Animal Hospital