If you're a pet owner, we know they're part of the family. We will care for them as if they were any other family member. Digital X-rays are valuable tools in an animal hospital, allowing veterinarians to see inside your pet without invasive surgery. So if you're looking for the best way to keep your furry friend healthy, consider investing in digital X-rays at Prairie Creek Pet Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
When May Your Pet Need an X-ray?
There are several reasons your veterinarian might recommend an X-ray. They include:
● Diagnosing Digestive Problems: Pets can't tell us when they're having digestive problems, so it's up to us to figure it out. An X-ray can help reveal blockages, foreign objects, or other issues causing pain or discomfort.
● Detecting Cancer: X-rays can be used to find tumors on the body's surface or hidden deep within.
● Checking for Fractures: If your pet has been in an accident or fallen, an X-ray can help determine if there are any fractures or other injuries.
What to Expect During an X-ray by a Veterinarian
The first thing you'll need to do is get your pet to the animal hospital. If your pet is large or anxious, you may need help getting them into the X-ray room. Once you're in the room, the vet will position your pet on the X-ray table and take pictures.
After the X-ray
Your vet will develop the X-rays and then go over them with you. If there are any abnormalities, they'll explain what they are and recommend the best animal care practices. In most cases, you'll take your pet home the same day.
Benefits of Digital X-rays
Using X-rays to diagnose problems in animal care has several benefits for you and your pet.
Comfortable for Your Pet
Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays don't require your pet to be sedated. This detail means they'll be more comfortable during the procedure, and you won't have to worry about the side effects of sedation.
Digital X-rays are also quicker than traditional X-rays. This efficiency means your pet will spend less time in the X-ray room, and you'll get the scan results faster.
Because digital X-rays are faster and don't require sedation, they're also less expensive than traditional X-rays. This cost-effective option can be a great relief if you're worried about the cost of vet care.
Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment with Our Vet
If you think your pet may need an X-ray, don't hesitate to call us today at (414) 616-3258. At Prairie Creek Pet Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, we provide digital X-rays as part of our comprehensive animal care services. We'll work with you to create the right treatment plan for your pet.