Before sedating your pet, we will perform a full physical examination. However, many conditions, including disorders of the liver and kidneys or blood, are not detected unless blood testing is performed. For senior pets, those over 7 years of age, we recommend a more comprehensive general panel. Such tests are important before sedating. For these reasons, we require, at a minimum, the pre-sedation panel prior to sedation unless, a pre-sedation panel, general panel, or wellness panel has been performed within the last 30 days.