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I am thinking of getting Otis fully health tested. I am hoping to save some money by going to clinics for certain things. Please tell me if you think this list is complete of tests I should run.

Hips
Elbows
CERF (eyes)
Cardiac
Thyroid

Also, when I look at clinics, there seems to be two different tests run for cardiac: echocardiogram and auscultation. What is the difference between my vet listening to his heart and going to a clinic and having an auscultation done? Also, should I go with the echocardiogram since it is more comprehensive?
 

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I think the list is too much....unless your doctor(vet) has indicated they have detect heart, eye, or other abnormalities. Hips and Elbows are a given.
 

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I would do DM before the cerf/cardiac/thyroid unless as cliff says your vet indicates it.
 

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I saw DM mentioned somewhere else too. I'll look into it. What do you think about testing for vWD? I saw it mentioned on another website.
 
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