At Windermere Veterinary Services, we know how stressful it can be when there’s something wrong with your pet. Especially, when there are no visible signs of injury or illness. That’s why we use advanced imaging such as x-rays and ultrasound to help us make a diagnosis.
Digital radiography allows us to:
- identify the location of the problem internally
- rule out possible diseases and malignancies
- provide a list of possible causes to a unique situation
Since radiographs are recorded in digital format, rather than on film, the procedure is gentler and safer for your pet. Digital imaging causes minimal stress and minimal exposure to radiation. And the enhanced image quality allows for a more accurate diagnosis.
At Pet Vet Windermere, we use radiology alone or with other diagnostic tools, like ultrasound. Interpreting radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian. We make sure every x-ray we take is read and interpreted only by a board-certified radiologist.
During an x-ray, we may need to sedate your dog or cat, or use short-acting general anesthesia to keep your pet completely still. Otherwise, the image can be blurry and hard to read.
Our pet clinic doesn’t limit the use of radiographs to problem visits either. We also recommend them as a wellness tool. We encourage you to x-ray your senior pets to monitor their internal health. Advanced imaging allows you to see what kind of changes are going on within your older companion, so you can help them live a long, comfortable life.
If you have any questions about our radiology services, or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, don’t hesitate to ask.