Why Is Testing Necessary?

Testing helps us choose the right medication. Monitoring also helps ensure lasting effectiveness.

When Will Testing Occur?

  • Before prescribing medication – To be sure organ function is normal and the prescription is right for the pet’s age, breed, size, and physical condition.
  • After treatment has begun – So we can monitor response uncover any hidden reactions. Should problems arise, we can alter the treatment plan immediately.
  • Periodically during treatment – As recommended by pharmaceutical manufacturers, to make sure continued use of the medicine has not triggered any adverse reactions.

The Top 4 Reasons To Monitor Your Pet’s Medication

1.) Your pet deserves the best care. We monitor your pet’s health to ensure greater success in treating a condition. Some test can be completed in just a few minutes and you’ll have answers during your visit.

2.) Monitoring your pet helps us prescribe the proper medication. 
Dosing any medication is based on your pet’s age, size, breed, and physical condition.

3.) Pharmaceutical manufacturers recommend monitoring. 
Monitoring schedules ensure safe administration, guiding us as we evaluate your pet for any side effects, potential complications and/or interactions with other drugs.

4.) Monitoring helps us establish a baseline picture 
of your pet’s vital organs, so we know when changes indicate areas of concern. This helps us evaluate the treatment plan and make adjustments as necessary.

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