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Blood Tests for Cats

Cats can be masters of illusion, they may be hiding illness right in front of your nose. Blood testing is an extremely valuable way to find out if your feline friend has any underlying health issues we may not be aware of.

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


Blood work can be essential in helping our veterinarians diagnose and treat medical conditions. From pre-anesthetic blood work to senior wellness testing, your cat’s blood can reveal all kinds of facts about their health. Blood work can help us to determine if your pet’s organs are functioning properly and if there are any hormonal issues. Blood work can also help to determine whether a patient has the Feline Leukemia Virus.

How long does it take to get blood test results?


Some results can be available during the same day of your visit, however, if a sample is sent to an external laboratory, additional time is needed to review the results.

How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?


Please consult with our veterinary team regarding any special requirements.

How often should blood tests be done?


This will depend on the test being run. Your veterinarian will give instructions as to how often testing is required.

Does your clinic perform urinalysis and biopsy?


We sure do. A urinalysis can be run in our laboratory, and also sent out to an external lab if additional testing is required. Biopsies can also be completed in-house, samples are then sent to a surgical pathologist for interpretation.

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We remain a 24-hour hospital, open 7 days a week

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

- Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital