Our Vets for Pets are equipped with radiograph technology which offer our veterinary professional a non-invasive method to assessing your pet on the inside. The types of tissues that can be identified by utilising radiographic technology can be bones and soft tissue structures.
Some health conditions relating to bones that your pet may be experiencing and can be identified by X-rays include:
- Spinal problems
- Bone cancer
X-rays can also be used to monitor the progress of healing fractures in the event of an orthopaedic surgery that has been put in place to treat your pet or to monitor growth of bones in young animals.
X-rays - Soft Tissue
- Chest or lung conditions such as asthma or pneumonia
- Stomach or intestinal foreign bodies
- Bladders stones
- Kidney disease
- Heart enlargement
Patients must remain still while having an X-ray taken. This means many of our wriggly patients are administered with a sedation or general anaesthetic in cases of positioning animals in uncomfortable positions.
X-rays - Dental Checks
X-rays can also be used to create magnified images of the oral cavity of your pets assisting our veterinary professionals in assessing the roots of their teeth underneath the gum-line. This helps in diagnosing issues relating to dental disease in your pet cause them discomfort or pain.
Benefits of using radiographic technology.
- The process takes minimal time and put forward no stress to the animal.
- there are no delays in processing
- Pet owners are able to access images through online portal for future reference.
- Results can be sent to specialist at any time to discuss further treatment.