June 2007 Issue

What Blood Tests Tell Us

Annual CBCs and blood chemistry panels can reveal serious disorders at an early stage — when treatment is most effective.

Your cat’s blood serves the same essential function that yours does, carrying oxygen and nutrients to tissues throughout the body and transporting carbon dioxide and wastes away from those tissues. Blood also serves in such processes as cell development, tissue repair and the warding off of infection. Considering the vital roles performed by this life-sustaining fluid, it is unlikely that any [IMGCAP(1)]veterinarian would dispute the wisdom of having your cat’s blood evaluated at least annually…

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