Performing Accurate Animal X-Rays
Animal X-rays are necessary in many circumstances. There are several reasons why having your pet X-rayed may be the right decision. First, X-rays can identify fractures. Our pets cannot clearly communicate when they have a broken bone. Sometimes, it may not even be immediately obvious to the pet owner that their animal is injured. An X-ray can reveal fractures in your animal’s bones, which may occur during running, playing, or because of an accident. If a fractured bone is left to heal without any human interference, it could heal improperly, causing your animal pain and leading to a limp or other serious health problem. Our experienced veterinarians know what they’re looking for on your pet’s X-ray and will quickly identify any fractures and come up with an effective treatment plan.
Secondly, an X-ray can be used to identify items that your pets may have swallowed. Animals are naturally curious, and may chew on and even swallow inedible and possibly dangerous items, such as rocks, plastic toys, and jewelry. These items could prove harmful to your pet and need to be removed as quickly as possible. An X-ray allows our veterinarians to see any unusual items in your pet’s digestive tract. Knowing what kind of item your pet has ingested is essential to removing it safely.
Finally, X-rays can be used to identify a range of serious health issues, including problems related to the pelvis, heart, lungs, and spine. X-rays can also identify bone conditions such as arthritis. Like humans, many animals suffer from arthritis. An X-ray can determine whether your animal does, so our vets can establish a strong treatment plan, in order to prevent them from experiencing pain and discomfort. As with all of our treatments, we use X-rays as a way of ensuring that your pet remains happy, comfortable, and in good health at all times. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment for your pet. We look forward to meeting you.