Pet Ultrasound Diagnosis Service for Pets
When would my pet need an ultrasound?
While physical exams allow us to assess your pet from the outside, sometimes other measures must be taken to ensure accurate pet diagnostics.
That’s why at Crossroads Pet Hospital, we use state-of-the-art pet ultrasound services to help us understand what’s happening inside your pet, and locate potential problem areas. We are pleased to offer these services to our clients.
The purpose of an ultrasound exam is to allow us to examine the inside of your pet’s body without making any kind of incision. Ultrasounds are safe, non-invasive, and without side effects, which makes them an excellent diagnostic tool.
We may recommend a pet ultrasound exam to:
- Diagnose a condition after abnormal results from bloodwork
- Detect disease
- Diagnose heart problems via echocardiogram
- Identify a foreign object in your pet’s body
- Measure the progression of a tumor or growth
- Evaluate the size, shape, position, and condition of internal organs
- Find the cause of repeated vomiting or diarrhea
- Create a baseline ultrasound for future examinations
- Locate the cause of sudden weight loss
- Recheck on a previous problem
Need a Pet Ultrasound?
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Ultrasounds of the heart
If your pet is experiencing problems with their heart or circulatory system, Crossroads Pet Hospital can provide patients with an echocardiogram.
Echocardiography is an ultrasound of the heart that uses color Doppler technology to show the flow and direction of blood through the heart, and show the presence of abnormal valves and vessels. This can help our veterinarians diagnose and treat a potentially serious issue.
Is the procedure comfortable?
Like human ultrasound, pet ultrasound is entirely non-invasive and painless. Additionally, the procedure can be done quickly, which many pets love! By undergoing this procedure, your pet can be diagnosed in a more timely manner and have a treatment plan that helps to alleviate any symptoms they're experiencing from their condition.
How does Ultrasound Work?
The ultrasound machine works by sending high-frequency sound waves into your pet’s body. The machine then listens for echoes that bounce off the internal organs, which generates an image in real time.