IDEXX Preventive Care Resource Centre

Detect disease early.

Add comprehensive diagnostic testing to routine care to get deeper medical insights into your patients’ health, helping them live their best lives.

West highland white terrier being examined with a stethoscope.

Research shows that even seemingly healthy patients had clinically relevant abnormalities* on preventive care lab work.1

Graphic representing 1 in 5 dogs.

1 in 5 mature adult dogs

1 in 7 young adult dogs • 2 in 5 senior dogs

Graphic representing 1 in 3 cats.

1 in 3 mature adult cats

1 in 5 young adult cats • 3 in 5 senior cats

Data is based on analysis of canine and feline wellness profiles associated with wellness visits that included the following:

  • IDEXX CBC testing
  • Comprehensive chemistry profile, including the IDEXX SDMA Test and electrolytes
  • Urinalysis
  • Total T4 testing in cats 7 years old and older
Implementing preventive care protocols.

See the data in the American Animal Hospital Association’s publication Implementing Preventive Care Protocols

Implementing Preventive Care Protocols

Promoting preventive care protocols - evidence, enactment, and economics.

See the data in the American Animal Hospital Association’s publication Promoting Preventive Care Protocols

Promoting Preventive Care Protocols

According to the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), a majority of pet owners will comply with veterinary recommendations when it comes to the care of their pet.2


of pet owners globally consider their pet a part of their family.


will pay whatever it takes when their pet needs extensive veterinary care.


are willing to spend more money on their pets’ health when they understand the correlation between veterinary care and their emotional bond.

The stronger the bond, the higher number of annual vet visits pet owners tend to make.

Case studies

German Shorthaired Pointer sitting in grass looking at camera.


During Scout’s annual examination, an intestinal parasite infection was caught before symptoms were present.

Tortoiseshell cat looking over person's shoulder.


SDMA helped lead to Reese’s diagnosis and treatment of suspect pyelonephritis and improved kidney function.

Gain deeper clinical insights with an IDEXX Preventive Care profile.

Create custom guidelines and build diagnostic profiles to meet the needs of your patients and practice. Only IDEXX offers the most advanced menu of tests and gives you the flexibility to run diagnostics your way, in-house or at the reference laboratory.
Tick, mosquito, and worm parasites.
IDEXX’s innovative testing options enable you to screen for 9 diseases and infections carried by ticks, mosquitos, and internal parasites.

Learn about comprehensive parasite screening with IDEXX Preventive Care.

Speak with an IDEXX Veterinary Diagnostic Consultant to learn more

*Clinically relevant abnormalities are test results that indicate impact to organ systems or physiologic processes.


  1. Data based on analyses of 167,593 canine wellness profiles (a complete chemistry profile [including IDEXX SDMA Test and electrolytes], IDEXX CBC, urinalysis) and 54,211 feline wellness profiles (a complete chemistry profile [including IDEXX SDMA Test and electrolytes], IDEXX CBC with reticulocytes, urinalysis, total T4 [≥ 7 years of age]) associated with wellness visits; testing performed at North American IDEXX Reference Laboratories between January 1, 2021–June 1, 2022. Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA: Study #014_Preventive-Care-Findings_220908090729.
  2. International survey of pet owners & veterinarians. Human Animal Bond Research Institute. January 16, 2022. Accessed January 9, 2023.