If a person falls and the doctor suspects a broken bone they call for an X-ray. The same is true for our furry friends. X-rays can be used to take a closer look at the internal systems, like the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and intestine as well as the bone structures of our pets.
Reasons for an X-Ray
They are a painless way to identify common health issues for pets like:
- Bone fractures
- Lung disease
- Muscle problems
- Hip dysplasia
- Skeletal issues
- Kidney Stones
- Heart conditions
- Bladder Stones
- Abdominal obstructions
- Swallowed toys or other items
- Certain dental issues
What are the benefits of X-Rays for pet injuries?
If you have ever broken a bone you will know that X-rays provide clear and accurate images for a precise diagnosis. X-ray technology is an important diagnostic tool for dogs and cats that have been injured, or are suffering from various symptoms. It is a quick process that may require mild sedation, but helps our veterinary doctor identify the problem.
If your pet needs a surgical procedure, the X-rays help to make the procedure faster, with less time needed under anesthetic for pet health and a faster recovery time.
X-rays are great tool for ruling out issues when blood test or urine test aren’t effective, such as identifying the spread of infection. We want your pet to get the right treatment that is best for their recovery and X-rays are one of the commonly used diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine.
Affordable Pet X-Rays
Affordable Animal Hospital of Covina provides warm, compassionate care for cats and dogs, and make life easier on their owners by offering X-rays at an affordable rate. Our vets work hard to discover the most effective treatment for injured or ill cats and dogs. Call and schedule an appointment to discuss your pet’s health.