Just as many humans can benefit from receiving an ultrasound, our dogs and cats can, too. Ultrasounds utilize sound waves that are transmitted through the body to ultimately create an image. This is a generally a non-invasive procedure unless tissue samples are taken. Ultrasound services are an ideal way to look at your pet’s internal organs, helping to diagnose and treat your pet as soon as the issue arises.
Our vet in Bridgeport may recommend ultrasound services for the following reasons:
- Detecting unusual fluid, including internal bleeding
- Check for intestinal blockages (such as foreign body obstructions)
- Pinpointing whether or not organs have been displaced
- Screen for cancerous masses
- Biopsy help
- Check for stones in the bladder, kidneys and gallbladder
- Look for infections
- Determining the health of internal organs
Advantages of Ultrasounds in Veterinary Medicine
Ultrasound technology allows our team to view your pet internally in real time and it’s utilized to diagnose a wide variety of medical conditions. It can be repeated as many times as necessary throughout the diagnosis and treatment process without causing additional harm to your pet. Plus, having photos from the ultrasounds are a great way to track treatment progress and whether or not the treatment plan needs to be altered, ultimately resulting in a longer, happier and healthier life for your pet.
No Harm to Your Pet
The ultrasound itself will not cause any harm or discomfort to your pet. In the case that your pet gets anxious in situations like these, we can provide them with a sedative during the ultrasound. The entire process is relatively fast (30-60 minutes) and pets both old and young can benefit from receiving them.
At Urban PetRx, our team is committed to diagnosing and treating your pet as soon as possible through our ultrasound services. To learn more about how we can help your pet, please get in touch with us today!