Ultrasound and X-ray Services

Our veterinarians are supported by advanced technologies like X-ray and ultrasound to look into your pet’s body. Most answers to visible symptoms are usually hidden inside your pet. Based on the results of X-ray and ultrasound tests, which we can perform in-house with digital radiology machines, we can quickly diagnose and start treatment. Call us at 902-562-5551 to know more about our radiology services or to book your pet’s next appointment. 

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What does digital radiology mean? Is it harmful to my pet?

Digital radiology is an advanced form of X-ray that instantly produces a digital copy of the X-ray on a computer. It differs from traditional X-rays as it uses less radiation and has a higher-quality image. Because it emits less radiation, it is a safe and non-invasive diagnostic tool.

Should my dog urinate before an ultrasound exam?

Ultrasound results are better when the urinary bladder is full. You should discourage your pet from urinating 3 to 6 hours before the exam. Keep litter boxes closed and avoid taking your pet on a walk. For small animals, carry them into the office, and for large dogs on a leash, who like to ‘mark’ their territory, encourage them to move along quickly. 

Does my pet need anesthesia to get an X-ray done?

To diagnose your pet’s condition, we need clear images. This means pets need to remain completely still while an X-ray is taken. In some cases, we might need to administer a sedative or short-acting general anesthesia to help pets stay calm and still.

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