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Isabella is getting a bile acid test and blood test panel done tomorrow. Then she will begin feeding on Dr Harvey's Canine Health. The retesting 3 months later after shes been on the new diet.Then later in the future move her onto a real home cook diet.... She is 17 weeks old...

is there any advice I should be getting?
anything I should be asking the vet?
Anything I should be looking for?
Just anything, anything at all??
 

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Be sure the vet draws the blood in a PLAIN red top tube NOT a serum separator. Be sure to stay in the office while they spin the blood down. A fatty or hemolyzed sample can affect the results.
 

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Every Maltese should have a bile acid test as a puppy. Our breed is prone to liver shunts and MVD. There are pinned thread above discussing this.
Every dog should have labwork done before they are put under anesthesia for spay/neuter. It is convenient to do both of these lab tests at once.
 

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Thank you JMM...I wrote that down and make sure to let the tech know.....What exactly should I be looking for when they spin the blood down?? I've seen blood spin before, is there somthing special about this one??
 
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