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08/23/2010 02:36:54 AM by Dr.Greg   Send Message to Dr.Greg  1249  views, category: Pet care, safety and insurance view all blogs

  With all the medical and detective shows, people assume that I can figure out why any animal is sick with a few tests.

   People often ask if I can run a blood test for cancer in a sick dog or cat or in an older animal.

    The blood tests we run give us a snapshot of how the body is functioning on that day.

    The bloodwork may not show cancer or what virus or bacteria is causing the illness...just what organs are affected.

    An increased white blood count may indicate infection, and increased organ enzymes or waste products may signal where the infection or tumor is.( liver, kidney)

    Low red blood cell count indicates anemia.

     Hi blood sugar indicates diabetes

                              That's how it works. Check out the video



About the author: I love animals and their bond with us. My new book Dog Dish Diet: Sensible Nutrition for Your Dog's Health is out and available on my website ( ). I have been an animal lover my whole life. As a teenager, I worked at a pet sh... more >>

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