This is what most veterinarians will run as their core blood test and includes chemistry and a CBC. This is a very comprehensive evaluation and is typically recommended every 6-12 months by most veterinarians for dogs or cats over 5 years old.
This test includes a complete blood chemistry, evaluating liver, kidneys, pancreas and electrolytes. It also includes a Complete Blood Count (CBC) that will evaluate bone marrow function, production of white and red blood cells and evidence of infection or inflammation. This test includes markers for liver function and early kidney function as well.