Clinical history and complete physical examination|
Routine laboratory tests:
Complete CBC, biochemical profile, serum electrophoresis (optional) and complete urinalysis including UPC in proteinuric dogs.
|After the first month of treatment and then every 3-4 months during the first year. Later on, if the dog is fully recovered clinically with treatment, a recheck would be recommended every 6 months or once a year.|
|Serology*||Not before 6 months after initial treatment and every 6 months or once a year thereafter.|
|Real time PCR||Can optionally be carried out at the same time as serology. The full usefulness of this assay for follow up during treatment is currently undetermined.|