Dog X-ray and Ultrasound
At Coxwell Animal Clinic, radiographic imaging is a treasured diagnostic tool. The team continually strive to offer the highest quality of medicine and diagnostic testing, including ultrasonography and full mouth dental x-ray imaging. Our digital x-ray equipment ensures your beloved pet(s) have minimal exposure to radiation, while still providing our veterinary team with crystal clear imagery that assist in evaluating your pet(s) condition. As our pet(s) cannot directly tell us what is wrong, x-rays allow us to see many things we would not otherwise have known about your pet(s). Radiographic imaging can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, abdominal organs and bones. Radiographs can be used to assess bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of your pet’s organs. The size of an organ is important because some medical conditions such as kidney, heart, or liver disease, can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of your dog’s organs can be changed or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or even cancer. Tumours, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken or fractured bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.
How do you use x-ray and radiology services at your clinic?
Radiographic imaging for pets is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and uses very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can safely undergo radiography. We recommend radiographs for a variety of reasons, depending on the problem. This technology helps us to assess the heart, lungs, limbs and abdomen so that we can diagnose conditions such as heart failure, foreign body ingestion, bladder and kidney stones, limb fractures and so on.
How do you prepare your dog for their x-ray appointment?
If your pet(s) have a scheduled appointment, and the veterinarian deems it necessary to perform x-rays during the visit, these will be conducted immediately and the results discussed within the same visit. However, individual requirements may be needed depending on the circumstance (i.e. fasting, sedation, etc.). During your pet’s examination, the veterinarian will provide and review a detailed estimate, along with any preparation requirements.
How much do dog x-ray examinations cost?
The cost can vary based on how many x-rays are required. One of our veterinarians will formulate and discuss an individualized treatment plan for your pet, dependent on their condition and needs.