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  • Testing for FeLV is recommended to detect underlying causes to illness, to screen apparently healthy cats who may have been exposed to the viruses, and to identify carriers of the viruses prior to introducing cats into a household of other cats. Testing for coronavirus is indicated when FIP is suspected. In-clinic blood tests are available for FeLV. Confirmatory testing of any positive tests is recommended at referral laboratories, usually using DNA tests. Vaccination against FeLV will not affect the outcome of a cat already infected with the virus nor will it affect testing.

  • Von Willebrand's disease causes an inability for blood to clot resulting in inappropriate bleeding. It is most commonly seen in Dobermans. If this disease is suspected, initial screening tests include complete blood count (CBC), buccal mucosal bleeding time, and a coagulation profile. More advanced diagnostics include assays that assess the quantity and functionality of vWF. DNA testing is available and most commonly used to evaluate breeding stock.

  • Wellness Testing is a program of check-ups and blood tests designed to detect early or hidden disease in pets that appear to be healthy.

  • Wellness Testing is a program of check-ups and blood tests designed to detect early or hidden disease in pets that appear to be healthy.

  • Wellness Testing is a program of check-ups and blood tests designed to detect early or hidden disease in pets that appear to be healthy. In older cats, Wellness Testing is also used to monitor stable but ongoing health problems.

  • Wellness Testing is a program of check-ups and blood tests designed to detect early or hidden disease in pets that appear to be healthy. In older pets, it is also used to monitor animals that feel well but have stable ongoing health problems.

  • Wobbler syndrome is a disease of the neck (the cervical spine) that is seen in large and giant breeds of dog. These dogs experience compression of the spinal cord and the spinal nerve roots, resulting in nervous system deficits and/or neck pain,