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September 8, 2022

Pre-anesthetic blood testing: this is why your pet needs it.

In a previous article, “The importance of blood work for your pet”, I discussed how routine blood work could be used to create wellness profiles and watch for trends in your pet. I want to now turn to the importance of having blood work before any surgery your pet may be having. We call that […]
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