Pet ultrasound scanning
At Claygate Vets, we have an ultrasound scanner that enables our Veterinary Surgeons to carry out safe and speedy examinations of internal cavities and organs, making it an extremely important diagnosis aid.
How pet ultrasound works
Ultrasound bounces high-frequency sound waves off tissues and the echoes are converted into black & white images. This equipment allows our Vets to look inside living organs like the heart, liver, kidneys and bladder. Results are available immediately, which helps us make a speedy diagnosis.
Pet ultrasound scans are not only used for diagnostics, but they can also be used to screen for disease and aid in the treatment of diseases and health conditions. Ultrasound is also commonly used to check for bladder stones and confirm pet pregnancies. In some cases, our ultrasound scanner can be used to assist our Veterinary Surgeons in the taking of needle biopsies of internal organs.
Ultrasound scans are usually performed on conscious pets but we occasionally use light sedation where appropriate. The Veterinary Surgeon in charge of your pet’s case will discuss this with you when they are admitted for investigations.
Common reasons for a pet ultrasound in Claygate
- Examine abdominal masses
- Kidney disease
- Checking for bladder stones
- Cushing’s disease
- Liver disease & biopsies
- Examine tears in the tendons & ligaments of the legs
- Examine joints & bones
- Cardiac workups
- Confirming pet pregnancies
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