After taking a small blood sample from your cat or dog, we will screen them for conditions like anemia or cancer. In the event of a serious health condition that might impact surgery and recovery, Dr. Clark or Dr. Kanouse may postpone the procedure to address any immediate issues.
Aside from disease, your pet's blood sample will let the medical team assess your pet's liver, kidney, heart, and lung function. Some anesthetics cannot be used if there's a concern with any of these organs. Understanding what's happening with your pet at the cellular level lets us customize their surgery plan to be as safe as possible for them.
No pet will ever be OK'd for a scheduled surgery unless we have determined that they are absolutely healthy for their procedure.
Before your pet heads into surgery, the Brook Farm medical team will run some tests. Blood panel to screen for chronic health issues like anemia or cancer. Blood chemistry tests to evaluate kidney, liver, heart, and lung function. Urinalysis to check for any infections or diseases. Electrolytes tests to ensure your pet isn't dehydrated or suffering from an electrolyte imbalance.
EEG or EKG (if doctor recommended)