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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.

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