Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Samples - how they help your vet Owner Factsheet

Laboratory tests are used by vets to help them diagnose disease in animals that are ill. Increasingly, they are also used as part of a routine health check to detect hidden disease before the development of obvious symptoms. This allows your dog to be treated earlier and more effectively. A very important use is to test that your dog's kidneys and liver are working properly before a surgical operation.

Who carries out the test?

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What is being tested and why?

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How many tests are needed to diagnose a disease?

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