Sometimes, a situation will arise that warrants the use of x-rays for your pet. At Countryside Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer digital x-rays, using cutting-edge technology to ensure that we can diagnose with accuracy. Modern digital radiography technology has proven to be essential when it comes to diagnosis of a variety of injuries and conditions for pets. Sometimes, your pet may have an issue that a simple physical external exam cannot diagnose. When this is the case, our radiology equipment allows your veterinarian in Fort Collins to see what is going on with your pet internally in a nonevasive way.
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Because we use digital x-rays at Countryside Animal Hospital, we are able to more accurately and quickly diagnose conditions. X-rays are sent to a computer once they are taken, meaning that we gain insight into the health of your pet within hours. You can even have access to your pet’s digital x-ray for your own records. Additionally, digital x-rays are significantly clearer than film x-rays, making it easier for your vet to accurately diagnose the issue. Finally, digital x-rays are a more environmentally friendly type of radiology because there are no chemicals involved, which can contaminate water, and digital radiology means less exposure to radiation for your pet.
What X-Rays Can Diagnose
X-rays can be used to diagnose a variety of health conditions. Some examples include:
- Bone fractures
- Bladder stones
- Heart issues
- Stomach problems
- Intestinal issues
- Reproductive or urinary problems
- Foreign objects that have been swallowed
Are X-Rays Painful or Harmful For My Pet?
X-rays are a completely painless procedure. If your pet is calm and cooperative, we will not even need to sedate them. If your dog or cat has anxiety issues, a sedative or general anesthesia may be administered to allow them to relax.
Due to the recent developments in modern technology, x-rays are safer than ever for pets and humans alike. Digital x-rays only expose your dog or cat to a small dose of radiation, which is completely harmless.
Countryside Animal Hospital is aware that when your pet needs a digital x-ray, it can be a scary process for you. While you may be worried for your dog or cat, rest assured that they are in good hands. Because of the incredible advancements of recent technology, you don’t have to wonder whether or not you are doing what is best for your pet when you bring them into our animal hospital in Fort Collins for a digital x-ray. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for your pet at our vet clinic!