need to directly request specific health tests with vet, what do i ask for.
i took my pup in for a full health test and medical, expecting to know his status for every common ailment in the breed - i told my vet i want it all tested by all meaning absolutely everything that can be tested to be tested, expecting a substantial bill and multiple follow ups analysing results etc - here is what happened - vet checked his ears, teeth, nuts, eyes, weight, joints, movement, prodde his tummy, listened to heart ... whole range of great stuff. sound good - NO thats NOT what i wanted, i want all the gentic defects relavant to the breed to be tested, clear communication between me and my vet, i am not even sure what specific tests to ask for apart from the obvious hips and elbows which will be done at 2yo what do you specifically ask a vet to do - the issues in the breed i know of are epilepsy, dm, hips elbows i am sure there are many more.
is there a list of defects and tests available i can refer my vet to, breed experienced guys please help out, i don't know what i don't know but am trying to do nothing but the absolute best for my dog.
btw, he is not sick, in perfect health according to the vet.
futher btw, i don't think it cool to bash vets, i respect and admire their skills and training (mine specialised in large animals not companion animals), i am just unable to communicate what i want tested.