Benton Road Animal Health Clinic

1636 Benton Road
Bossier City, LA 71111

(318)584-7049

bentonroadahc.com

Why do our pets need labwork?

Firstly, our pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6 months as well as running some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.

Secondly, pets will actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in a pack situation.

We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pets live longer and healthier lives by detecting disease much earlier.

Use the age chart below to find your pets age in "people" years corresponding with the screening tests recommended for each stage of their life.

Blue/
Lilac 

Every 12 months - Baseline Blood Profile +/- Urinalysis (a small blood and urine test checking internal organ health and red and white blood cell counts) 

Green

Every 6- 12 months - Comprehensive Blood and Urine Profile (a blood test checking red and white blood cell counts and a more comprehensive internal organ screen as well as a urine test that gives further information on kidney health and provides further screening for diabetes, urinary tract infections, and other health conditions ). 

Yellow

Every 6-12 months - Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts and a urine test that gives further information on kidney health and provides further screening for diabetes, urinary tract infections, and other health conditions )

Red

Every 6-12 months - Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts and a urine test that gives further information on kidney health and provides further screening for diabetes, urinary tract infections, and other health conditions )

*These are approximations and may vary by gender, species, and breed.