Ultrasound and X-ray
Ultrasound and X-rays are important non- invasive diagnostic tools for veterinary care. These diagnostic tests are used to help diagnose a wide range of conditions, from broken bones to digestive issues and more, and are an important part of pet health care. They can be performed in the veterinary clinic and take only a few minutes to complete.
Does my pet need to be asleep?
Whether a pet needs to be sedated for an X-ray depends on the pet's individual characteristics and the situation. Some pets may be able to remain still during the X-ray without sedation, but for those who are overly nervous or unable to stay still, sedation may be necessary to obtain clear X-ray images. The decision to sedate a pet for an X-ray will be made by a veterinarian based on the individual case.
Are they safe for my pet?
Yes, both ultrasound and X-rays are non-invasive and don't cause any pain to pets. Our clinic utilizes digital radiology, which not only provides quicker diagnosis for pets but also uses up to 90% less radiation compared to traditional X-rays.
When should I book my pregnant pet in?
We can confirm a dog's pregnancy through ultrasound around 25-30 days into pregnancy. To determine the number of puppies to expect, it's recommended to perform an X-ray after 50 days of pregnancy.