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You should run a general chemistry panel with a comprehensive CBC. Should also run a urinalysis, a snap 4dx (heartworm tick borne disease test) and submit a fecal sample (fresh out of the factory ;-).

I wanted to add that many clinics offer a extensive "geriatric panel" which includes many of the above mentioned tests-it's usually less expensive to run the whole panel rather than run separate tests.

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Yep, my vet has a senior panel that includes the full blood chemistry, T4, and urinalysis that is cheaper. The snap test is separate, we do that annually, but we don't run fecals unless there are symptoms.


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