As a pet owner, you want to ensure that your furry companion receives the best care possible. At the Animal Hospital of Hallandale, of Hallandale Beach, FL, our veterinary team offers advanced diagnostic tools including pet ultrasounds to help diagnose and treat your pet’s medical conditions. Our team focuses on keeping your pet as healthy as possible.
What are Pet Ultrasounds?
A pet ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to create real-time images of your pet’s internal organs, tissues, and blood flow. This technology allows veterinarians to visualize and evaluate the health of your pet’s organs, including the heart, liver, kidneys, bladder, and reproductive system. This is a test that will yield results without worrying you or your pet. It is a similar technology used on pregnant women. It is safe and provides a wealth of information.
When is a Pet Ultrasound Necessary?
Our veterinarians may recommend a pet ultrasound if your furry friend is experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Abdominal swelling or pain
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Difficulty urinating
- Loss of appetite
- Lethargy or weakness
- Unexplained weight loss
- Suspicion of pregnancy
What to Expect During a Pet Ultrasound
During a pet ultrasound, your pet will lie on its back or side while our veterinariain provides gel to your pet’s skin. The gel helps to transmit sound waves and improve image quality. Our veterinarian will then use a small wand, called a transducer, to move over the area being examined. As the transducer emits sound waves, it captures images of your pet’s internal organs and tissues, which are displayed on a monitor for the veterinarian to evaluate.
Benefits of Pet Ultrasounds
Pet ultrasounds are a valuable diagnostic tool that can provide many benefits, including:
- Non-invasive and painless
- Does not require anesthesia or sedation.
- Can detect the early stages of the disease.
- Helps guide biopsies or other diagnostic tests.
- Can monitor the progression of treatment.
Trust the Animal Hospital of Hallandale for Pet Ultrasounds
If your veterinary suspects that your pet may benefit from a pet ultrasound, our experienced veterinarians at the Animal Hospital of Hallandale in Hallandale Beach, FL, can provide the compassionate care they deserve. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and give your pet the gift of optimal health.