? Toby Update and advice on general Blood Tests *pic

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Kate & Toby, Jan 28, 2020.

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  1. Kate & Toby

    Kate & Toby Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    Hello everyone,

    I've not had the need to post much of late as things with Toby have been going brilliantly, he has gone from strength to strength and really is living his best life. I am following a tight regulation protocol and he continues to regularly earn his reductions :). He is feeling chunky and has totally got his sparkle back. With no further tachycardia episodes and the pancreatitis is under control also.

    Anyway, unfortunately my pet insurance will stop covering the diabetes at the end of February and so I have Toby booked in with the vets for a general MOT at the end of the week. I want to get him weighed, get his teeth checked, and get some general bloods done. My question to you all is what bloods should I request? He had alll manner of tests and scans in October when he had his heart Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy diagnosed and also his early kidney disease. I want to have bloods done so I have a new baseline, but I've no idea what to ask for (other than fbc and fructosomine). And is there anything else you would have done whilst he is covered?

    Thanks all and wishing you and your kitties well.

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  2. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    I'm sorry I can't answer your question about blood work, I just wanted to say I'm so happy Toby is doing wonderful, he is such a gorgeous gorgeous kitty
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  3. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I would say a senior blood panel. Talk to your vet since different labs offer different panels.
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  4. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    Maybe @Marje and Gracie will have a suggestion re what blood tests to ask for apart from the senior blood panel.

    Love the photo! Good to hear from you and to hear Toby is doing so well!
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  5. Ann & Scatcats

    Ann & Scatcats Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2009
    With My very Good Insurace company Agria ever since Gustav and Simba were babies I've always Mine always gets the full blood tests,at our Animal Hospital twice a year at their, Spring anf Fall

    Their blood pressures
    Tot Protein
    All red Blood cells related
    All separate White Blood cells.
    All liver ones as ALAT, ALP, AST, GGT
    Texas fPLI
    USG Utrascans of the abdominen, organs, and Full Heart scans.
    And sterile urine tests
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  6. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

    Feb 28, 2012
    Great update on Toby. The senior panel, here it’s called the geri panel, includes CBC (complete blood count), chem panel, SDMA if not part of the usual chem, thyroid check, probably a urinalysis too. Your vet should have a good idea what to ask for.
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  7. Kate & Toby

    Kate & Toby Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    Thanks Diane, much appreciated support xx
  8. Kate & Toby

    Kate & Toby Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    Thanks Wendy, this is good advice. All the best.
  9. Kate & Toby

    Kate & Toby Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    He has put on 1.1kg since December..... whoop.... now considered a normal healthy weight. Hurrah!

    Full bloods done, results in a week or so. Thank you all for your advice, I was totally that annoying owner that told the vet what to do (slightly awkward lol).
  10. Deb & Wink

    Deb & Wink Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Sienne and Gabby (GA) has suggested that there are many more experienced users of Lantus/Levimir on the Lantus ISG. You may want to think about posting over there.
    Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)

    A couple of people over there 'interpret' the bloodwork.
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  11. Diana&Tom

    Diana&Tom Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    Haha good for you Kate! Nothing wrong with annoying your vet to get the outcome you want ;)
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