Originally Posted by Love4himies
I guess if you want to keep your vets in their BMW's, but all the vets that I have taken my cats to, they have only recommended blood work over the age of 8 in healthy cats, annually, and semi on generic cats that have some health issues.
This is a general guideline however I do not know any veterinarian that would not feel that blood testing on a younger patient would not be helpful. Many hospitals are promoting junior wellness and prior to any anesthetic procedures, many hospitals are requiring full blood panels for spays and neuters. Blood testing on healthy appearing younger dogs cats can help establish normal baseline for the patients, be able to monitor trends and to proactively identify some health concerns.