X-rays and ultrasounds can provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tracts, abdominal area, respiratory tract, heart, genitourinary system, etc. Our in-hospital facilities allow us to radiograph areas of concern and diagnose them immediately. To know more about our services, don’t hesitate to call us at 604-854-2313.
Does my pet need anesthesia to get an X-ray done?
To avoid a blurry image, patients need to remain completely still during the procedure. In some cases, veterinarians may use a sedative or short-acting anesthesia for your pet to help them undergo the test more comfortably.
Is X-ray radiation harmful to my pet?
X-rays are common diagnostic procedures that are safe and now widely accepted in the medical community for animals and humans as well. While it does use a small amount of ionizing radiation to capture images, we take all steps to ensure that it causes no harm to your furry family member. That is why at Fraser Valley, we use digital radiology which uses less radiation than traditional X-rays.
What can an ultrasound detect?
Is your pet losing weight, facing urinary problems, or having chronic diarrhea? These are some examples of when a vet can suggest an ultrasound. Ultrasounds can detect enzymes in your pet’s liver, or infections in the abdomen and intestines. Ultrasounds can also detect and monitor pregnancy in pets.