Our team performs diagnostic testing when your pet is showing symptoms of illness. One important tool we may use is X-rays (radiographs). X-rays allow our veterinary team to see the dense structures in your pet’s body, like their bones and lungs. X-rays use a safe amount of radiation light that is absorbed when it passes through your pet. When the light is absorbed a snapshot is taken in black and white.
Will my pet feel pain during an X-ray?
No. X-rays are painless procedures. With radiographs, your pet needs to remain still to get concise pictures so we may sedate them.
Why would my pet need an X-ray?
X-rays are used to diagnose health conditions your pet may have. Radiographs can detect gallstones, arthritis, broken bones and fractures.