How will an ultrasound help your pet?
An ultrasound machine designed for animals works on the same technology as the ultrasound machine that a doctor uses to treat humans. It is a non-invasive way of examining a patient internally by bouncing sound waves inside the body and forming an image based on how they return.
This is a completely safe procedure – there has never been any record of a human or animal being harmed by an ultrasound examination.
The benefits of a pet ultrasound machine are immense, as they allow for a fully 3D visualisation of the internal organs, structures and blood vessels within your pet’s body. This can help to diagnose cancers and other damage in kidneys, spleen, intestines and more, without the need for any unnecessary exploratory surgery.
It’s also able to assist with faster intervention, like helping your vet spot fluid buildup around your pet’s heart , lung or abdominal cavity. This condition requires the fluid to be drained. Procedures like this are made possible because an ultrasound allows for real-time visualisation, allowing it to assist in operations that X-Rays cannot. Ultrasound also help in pregnancy confirmation
Ultrasound at Clyde Vet
At Clyde Vet Hospital, we believe in keeping our skills as up-to-date as possible, so we can reliably serve the needs of the animals that are in our care. If you’re concerned about your pet, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment for a checkup.
Call (03) 9052 3200, or follow this link to book an appointment online, today.