At Eau Gallie Veterinary Hospital we encourage a complete picture of your young pet’s health. By nature, animals are designed to disguise their pain and potential illnesses. Keeping this in mind we feel it is essential to regularly examine and gather baseline blood values to allow us to monitor your pet’s overall health.
An Early Detection Panel is a physical exam of the inside of the body. It is performed for pet’s ages 1-7 years old as part of their annual exam. EDP is a package of tests composed of a Blood Chemistry Panel, a Complete Blood Count and a Urinalysis (see below). An Early Detection Panel can assist in diagnosing underlying health conditions before your pet is displaying symptoms such as diabetes, kidney or liver disease. If these diseases are caught early we can begin to manage environmental and dietary changes and/or begin medications earlier providing your pet with the best quality of life possible.
- Blood Chemistry Test- measures the levels of various substances in the blood. A Blood Chemistry aids in diagnosing diseases such as diabetes, liver and kidney disease.
- Complete Blood Count- provides a detailed look at different blood cells and aids in diagnosing conditions such as anemia, infection and/or dehydration.
- Urinalysis- gives us detailed information about kidney function, diabetes, urinary tract infections and abnormalities associated with kidney or bladder stones.
- Fecal Parasite Test-A variety of parasites can cause infections of the digestive system a fecal exam is a microscopic evaluation of a stool sample that is used to look for parasites that may infect the lower digestive tract, causing symptoms such as diarrhea
- In dogs we add a annual heartworm test.
- Heartworm Test- Heartworm disease can be hard to detect in its early stages. That's why it's important that you test your dog annually.
We look forward to working with you to keep your young pet active and healthy.