Radiography

Radiography

Our clinic is fully equipped to take x-rays of your pet. Radiographs are a very important tool to help us diagnose diseases in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, the chest or abdomen; such as cheeky puppies who eat things they shouldn't!

What happens to my pet when it is booked in for x-rays?

Most of our patients are admitted into hospital for the day to have radiographs taken, unless it is an emergency in which case we’ll take them immediately. We ask that you bring your pet in fasted from the night before, as they will most likely be sedated or anaesthetised to allow us to take the most effective radiographs possible. We can then discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet.

Why do pets need to be sedated to have x-rays taken?

When humans take x-rays, the radiographer asks us to keep perfectly still, often in unnatural positions. Most animals would never lie still enough in the correct position for us to take radiographs good enough to diagnose their condition. Sedation and anaesthesia allow us to get the most useful radiographs possible.

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