We are committed to offering the best diagnostic testing for your pet. Imaging tools like ultrasounds and X-rays allow us to see inside your pet’s body in a 100% pain-free and non-invasive way. If you have any further questions about these technologies, don’t hesitate to call us at 250-590-8445.
Why would my pet need an ultrasound or X-ray?
There can be a wide variety of reasons why the vet will require these scans. Often, they are used when diagnosing your pet with certain illnesses. They also monitor pregnancies, recovery after injury/surgery, and swallowed items – this happens more often than you might think! Ultrasounds are usually used to scan for “softer” things like cysts, tumours, and fluid build-up. On the other hand, X-rays are excellent at visualizing “harder” structures like gallstones and broken bones.
Are ultrasounds and X-rays safe for pets?
Yes. Here at Eagle Rise, we use the latest versions of these devices. For example, we use digital X-rays, which emit extremely low levels of radiation. Plus, we ensure your pet and our technicians wear protective gear throughout.
How long do pet ultrasounds and X-rays take?
Depending on the patient, imaging can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. Factors such as the number of scans/areas needed and whether or not your pet needs sedation may affect the total running time. (Note: Sedation is only necessary for pets with high anxiety when it comes to being restrained or placed in awkward positions – as is the case when scanning hard-to-reach areas of the body.)