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Table 2 Basic hematological and biochemical parameters in normal weight and overweight/obese dogs

From: Plasma markers of inflammation and hemostatic and endothelial activity in naturally overweight and obese dogs

Group RBC RDW MCV MCH MCHC HB HTC
(x1012/L)   (fl) (pg) (g/l) (g/l) (%)
N 6.0 5.3–8.5 14 11–16 72 65–77 23 20–26 328 309–369 162 135–193 49 38–58
O 7.0 5.5–9.2 14 11–16 71 60–76 23 21–31 329 179–457 170 121–233 50 37–62
Ref. 5.5–8.5 11–16 60–77 19–23 320–360 120–180 37–55
  WBC NEU MO LY EO NS Ba
  (x109/L) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
N 9.4 5.4–17.4 60 39–77 1 0–8 34 17–55 4 0–18 0 0–1 0 0
O 9.1 3.9–13.5 67 22–91 1 0–10 24* 5–71 3 0–23 0 0–1 0 0
Ref. 6–17 60–70 3–10 12–33 2–10 0–1 0–1
  BUN CRE BIL GLUK AST ALT YGT
  (mmol/l) (μmol/l) (μmol/l) (mmol/l) (IU/l,37 °C) (IU/l,37 °C) (IU/l,37 °C)
N 6.5 3.7–9.5 100 81–128 3.6 1.5–9.4 4.5 2.7–5.9 31 19–60 47 25–142 3 1–9
O 4.7* 3–12 93* 20–129 3.4 1.5–10.4 5.0 3.5–6.0 32 19–62 42 22–187 3 1–6
Ref. 3.3–8,3 44–140 1.7–8.6 3.6–6.5 −82 −88 −6
  1. RBC red blood cells, RDW red distribution width, MCV mean cell volume, MCH mean cellular hemoglobin, MCHC mean cellular hemoglobin concentration, HB hemoglobin concentration, HTC hematocrit, WBC total leukocyte count, NEU segmented neutrophils, MO monocytes, LY lymphocytes, EO eosinophils, NS nonsegmented neutrophils, Ba basophils, BUN blood urea nitrogen, CRE creatinine, GLUC glucose, BIL total bilirubin, AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALT alanine aminotransferase, YGT gamma glutamyl transferase, N control normal weight dogs (N = 28), O total overweight and obese dogs (N = 37), median, minimum and maximum is shown, ref. reference range in our laboratory, *p ≤ 0.05