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Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

Ultrasounds and X-rays are great imaging technology that allow us to more accurately diagnose any internal issues your pet might be having. This non-invasive procedure provides us with a clearer picture of your pet’s internal health, so we can have a better understanding of the areas of the body we can’t see with the naked eye.

What’s the difference between an X-ray or ultrasound?

Both X-rays and ultrasounds might help us to identify the potential cause of your pet’s symptoms, rule out possible issues, and allow us to have a more accurate diagnosis of any health concerns they’re having. The main difference between the two is how they capture images. X-rays use electromagnetic radiation while ultrasounds use soundwaves. An accurate diagnosis is vital for the type of care we can provide your pet because early detection improves our ability to treat a range of health issues. If you have questions about your pet’s upcoming X-ray or ultrasound, please contact us at 905.682.7857.

When might my pet need an X-ray or ultrasound?

We might recommend either when trying to diagnose your pet or as part of their routine wellness visit. X-rays and ultrasounds are helpful for capturing different parts of your pet’s body, including:

  • Teeth and gums
  • Gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon)
  • Respiratory tract (lungs)
  • Heart
  • Genitourinary system (bladder, prostate)
  • Bones
  • Pregnancy

    Is it safe?

    Yes, this technology is safe for pets and we take every precaution to ensure your pet is protected during this procedure. For example, our veterinary technicians might use protective gear for themselves and your pet to ensure they’re not affected by any potentially harmful radiation during X-rays.