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Cat Blood Test

Blood Tests for Cats

A blood test or lab test allows us to learn information about your cat’s health which can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed.

Why are blood tests important for my cat’s health?


They are good screening methods used to prevent internal disease, look for trends and manage diseases your kitty may have (ex. diabetes or hyperthyroidism).

How long does it take to get blood test results?


Blood tests in the hospital take about 30-40 minutes to run, while blood tests to the lab can take 1-3 business days depending on which tests are run.

How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?


Your veterinarian will help you to prepare for any necessary blood test based on the type of test required. Anti-anxiety medications may be recommended if your cat is very nervous in the hospital.

How often should blood tests be done?


Depending on which blood test is being conducted, adults should have blood work done once a year, and seniors have their bloodwork done every 6 months. Some blood tests to monitor medication levels or blood glucose will be done as needed for your cat’s condition.

Does your hospital perform urinalysis and biopsy?


Yes, Alouette Animal Hospital can perform urinalysis and biopsies when required.

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Last updated: September 22, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the recent move to Stage 3 in British Columbia, we are pleased to be able to make some modifications to our operating policies.

1. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

2. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2021): 8:00am – 1:00pm
Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2021): Closed
Boxing Day (Dec. 26, 2021): Closed
New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31, 2021): 8:00am – 3:00pm
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2022): Closed

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Alouette Animal Hospital

*Notice: Local Delivery Only - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows