The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
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The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
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The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
 

Dark Field Microscopy (DFM)

Dark Field Microscopy allows you to view a drop of blood under a microscope while the blood is still fresh and alive. Our conventional method views blood that is dried on a slide. During a dark field microscopy session, both you and your veterinarian will examine a living sample of your pet’s blood. By doing this, we can observe the activity of the white blood cells and the red blood cells as well as some other interesting living structures that may be found in your pet’s blood. Dr. Günter Enderlein and our own Canadian researcher Dr. Gaston Naessons (who developed the 714X used in certain cancer conditions) helped develop the theory used for dark field microscopy.

In order to do the test, your pet must be fasted for a minimum of 4 hours. We want to see that your pet is assimilating food and clearing it properly as an indication of the functioning of the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Without the fast there will be food particles in the blood. One of our technicians will take your pet’s blood sample. We’ll spread the blood over three slides and observe the living samples together. Over time, it is interesting to follow your pet’s progress by using the dark field microscope.