When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
We are pleased to now offer digital xrays both whole body and dental for your pet. This greatly reduces time as the digital image is almost instantaneous. Dental xrays are now part of routine dental care for pets. What is below the gumline is so vital in the health of your pet’s teeth. We are excited to now have this service. Come and see for yourself.
X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.
To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while an x-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia. Certainly not having staff present during xrays is a safety feature for them.
If you have any questions about our radiology service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure please don’t hesitate to ask