Sometimes it maybe necessary for our vet to carry a ultrasound examination.
It is completely painless, safe and non invasive procedure that produces a real time moving picture of your pet's organs which our vets use to visualise objects that cannot be detected by X rays alone.
This examination can assess the shape, size, tissue density, internal structure and position of your pet's abdominal organs, assess cardiac health and confirm pregnancy. It can also be used to identify masses or tumors and used as a guide during surgical procedures.
X-Rays are a diagnostic procedure which allows our vets to see inside your pet's body assessing their bones and organs for any issues or diseases that maybe present.
X-rays work by passing a small amount of radiation through different parts of the animal's body. Soft tissue, such as organs and skin, can't absorb the radiation whereas dense tissue, like bone, absorbs the rays and as a result produces an image for reading.
This procedure is usually carried out under general anesthetic.