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PETS ON SOME MEDICATIONS SHOULD HAVE BLOOD TESTS EVERY 6 MONTHS
THESE ARE THERAPEUTIC MONITORING PROFILES AND ARE TO PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR PET’S BEST HEALTH
AS WELL AS MAKE SURE THE LEVELS OF MEDICATION ARE APPROPRIATE
Our older pets, who are taking medicines for arthritis, and our pets on seizure control medication, are at increased risk for liver and kidney disease both as a consequence of their aging, as well as taking the medications that improve the quality of their life.
Thus, for the health and safety of your pet, we emphasize drug monitoring tests every 6 months.
Some examples of pet patients that fall into this category include:
• Pets with seizure conditions taking Phenobarbital and/or Potassium Bromide;
• Pets taking arthritis medications such as Metacam®, Deramaxx®, Rimadyl®, and Previcoxx®;
• Pets taking thyroid medications to increase their thyroid hormone levels (Thyroxine), or decrease their thyroid levels (Methimazole, or Tapazole®).