Your pet’s digital x-rays
As a diagnostic tool, modern veterinary medicine relies on digital x-rays for pets as a method of examining your pet. While some people might think that pet x-rays are limited only to situations in which bones are involved, the versatility of this crucial diagnostic tool cannot be overlooked. The doctors and staff at El Cid Animal Clinic are able to thoroughly examine many of your pet’s vital bodily systems. These include your pet’s abdomen, lung, oral cavity, heart, limbs, and other areas.
Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only the very lowest dose of radiation possible. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is so low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography.
The varied uses of pet x-rays
Using digital x-rays provides an effective method for both diagnosing and monitoring the treatment your pet receives. In addition to broken or fractured bones, digital x-rays can help your veterinarian detect heart issues, tumors and/or obstructions within your pet’s body. They provide an invaluable tool that the staff at El Cid Animal Clinic can also use to monitor a number of different surgical and medical conditions.
The benefits of digital dental x-rays for pets
When your dog or cat has periodontal disease, much of the damage takes place below the gum line where neither you nor your veterinarian at El Cid Animal Clinic can see it. For this reason, we use digital dental x-rays to determine your pet’s oral health. Digital x-rays are safer for your pet and allow our staff to see the bones, roots and internal anatomy of the teeth.
Dental x-rays are taken in conjunction with a full oral exam and cleaning. General anesthesia is required to provide a complete assessment of your pet’s mouth, including teeth and bone structure.