142 – Feline Advanced Wellness + Folate
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Feline Advanced Wellness + Folate includes an inflammation assessment with Haptoglobin (HPT) and three of the most important essential vitamins: Vitamin D (25OHD), Cobalamin (Vitamin B12), and Folate (Fol) . Apparently healthy cats should not have systemic inflammation. When present, source of inflammation should be identified and resolved if possible before it becomes chronic. Chronic inflammation leads to the development of serious diseases including cancer. Detect occult disease in the otherwise healthy looking cat using the single most effective test for overall health: HPT. Folate is an essential nutrient involved in numerous biological pathways, acting as a cofactor to ensure they run efficiently and effectively.
Advanced Wellness panels include a basic Chem12 panel, which is used to help identify root cause of any inflammation using intelligent diagnostics. Chem12 includes: TP, Alb, Glob, A/G ratio, BUN, Creatinine, BUN/Creatinine, ALT, ALP, Total Bili, Glucose, Calcium.
- General Wellness (annual or biannual screening)
- Apparently Healthy cats
- Before the onset of IBD or GI related disease for early detection
- Pet Parents wanting to be proactive in detecting & managing disease
Health screening using a sensitive inflammatory marker, HPT, should begin once the cat reaches an adult stage. Annual testing while apparently healthy is the minimum recommended interval with bi-annual screening being the most effective way to detect the presence of occult disease.
Evaluating essential vitamin levels should start once the cat reaches adult stages and establishes their adult diet. Once diet has been stable for 3 months, test baseline vitamins and correct any insufficiencies with supplementation, or consider a diet change if values are considerably low. VDI provides patient-specific dosing guidelines for both Vitamin D, B12, and Mg. Recheck intervals are every year once sufficient unless diet or health changes occur.