Cat Blood Test

Blood Tests for Cats

Hematology and biochemistry profiles provide a window into the function of your cat’s internal organ systems. Blood screenings are an important part of monitoring your cats overall health from year to year. These tests also help design treatment protocols when your cat may not be feeling well.

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

The results of blood tests can often highlight early changes from disease prior to your cat ever appearing ill – this allows your veterinarian to intervene early and possibly slow or stop the progression of disease. Another important factor that we at Seneca Animal Clinic take into consideration are trends in values on your cats blood screen. If a test was normal last year but abnormal this year, we can recognize that change and pattern and make clinical decisions based on this.

How long does it take to get blood test results?

We generally have most blood work available by the next morning. If a test is being performed that may take some extra time, one of our veterinarians will let you know when to expect the results.

How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?

Our veterinarian will let you know if you have to have your cat fasted prior to blood testing.

How often should blood tests be done?

Wellness testing should be done yearly once your cat is over the age of 7. Your veterinarian may recommend blood testing more frequently if your cat has any medical concerns or if they are receiving medication.

Does your clinic perform urinalysis and biopsy?

Yes we do. A urine sample can be collected at home prior to your visit or in the clinic through a process called cystocentesis. Biopsies can be collected but may require general anesthesia depending on the location.


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Last updated: December 16, 2020

Dear Clients,

Thank you for choosing Seneca Animal Clinic for your pets' veterinary needs. As we continue to adjust to the "new normal," we have implemented new protocols to keep you and our team safe.

It is still preferred that you stay in your vehicle while we bring your pet in for their appointment. However, as of August 14, 2020, we will be allowing one client to accompany their pet during their visit for urgent, new puppy/kitten, or euthanasia appointments.

Should you choose to come in with your pet, we kindly ask that you comply with the following protocols:

  • Our doors will remain locked. Please call us at 416.494.1109 upon your arrival.
  • Face coverings must be worn to enter the clinic.
  • Physical distance with staff and other clients while inside the building.
  • Use hand santizing station upon entry.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • If you wish to wait in your vehicle during the appointment, when you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.

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


    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.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    - Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    - Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    - Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    - Sunday: CLOSED

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

    - Your dedicated team at Seneca Animal Clinic