When your dog is not doing well, the priority is getting the right diagnosis as quickly as possible. As part of a comprehensive examination, dog x-rays enable us to get an abundance of information about your pet’s health or injuries in a very short time.
In our practice, we focus on dogs and cats. Dogs are so much more active than most cats plus dogs have a tendency to eat objects that have no place in their stomachs. They are also exposed to many more different types of environments than cats. So it’s really important to find out what’s going on inside of them.
With dog x-rays, we can quickly detect conditions like these:
- Tumors in the chest
- Enlarged hearts
- Lung disease or fluid accumulation
- Bronchitis or collapsed trachea
- Most bladder or kidney stones
- Hip or elbow dysplasia
- Arthritic changes in the bones
Of course, x-rays are vital if there’s an injury. We could be looking for the exact location or extent of any of these injuries:
- Broken bones
Treatment can be far more exact and effective when we have x-ray images to tell us exactly what we are dealing with when a dog’s behavior or health changes or they’ve suffered an injury. If your dog is acting abnormally or has been injured, there’s no time to waste. Call us for an appointment: (573) 888-2255.