Many times, the only way pet owners know that their pet is ill or diseased is when they have progressed to advanced stages of illness and are suffering from severe pain. By their instinctive nature, our animals are designed to hide their pain and potential illnesses. Fortunately, this does not have to be the case. With Early Disease Detection Testing, our vets at Avondale Animal Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, can form a complete picture of your pet’s health and potentially circumventing serious disease. We believe it is vital to have regular early disease detection testing to monitor your pet’s overall health.
Early Detection Panels (EDP) are physical examinations of the internal body. They are usually performed for pet’s aged one to seven years old as part of their annual physical exam. EDP is a broad testing method comprised of:
A Blood Chemistry Panel - measures the levels of a variety of substances in the blood and aids in diagnosing diseases such as diabetes, liver and kidney disease.
A Complete Blood Count - provides a comprehensive look at different blood cells and helps diagnose conditions such as anemia, infection and dehydration.
A Urinalysis - gives us specific data about your pet’s kidney and urinary tract function and shows any abnormalities associated with the kidney or bladder, including kidney and urinary tract infections, diabetes and kidney stones.
EDPs & other Veterinary Services in Birmingham, Alabama
When Early Detection Panels catch and diagnose diseases before your pet shows any symptoms, you’ve got the opportunity to make dietary changes and environmental changes and to start any needed treatments right away. Call today to schedule an EDP for your pet or to inquire about our other veterinary services, and rest easy knowing that you’re being proactive in caring for you precious pet.