Pre-anaesthetic blood tests are all about helping your vet make the right decision about whether your pet should have an anaesthetic and what type of anaesthetic should be used.
For most pets, anesthetics are safe and successful. Modern equipment and up to date anaesthetic agents provide a smooth and safe experience. However, some pets have underlying problems that are not obvious on the surface and a pre-anaesthtetic blood test can help detect these problems.
A blood test gives the vet information about your pet’s kidney and liver function as well as some important information about the blood cells. Because our pets can’t tell us when they are feeling unwell, pathology tests like this one are a valuable window into what’s going on inside. In the case of pre-anaesthetic blood testing, they may also save a life.