Veterinarians use digital radiography (X-rays) to figure out what is happening inside your pet’s body without surgery or pain. X-rays help create images over internal structures by penetrating layers of tissue. Combining this with other diagnostic tools, like bloodwork, enable our team to get an accurate look at how your pet’s body is working. If you have questions about our X-ray services, please contact our team at 403-637-3928.
What conditions can X-rays examine?
X-rays are used to get pictures of hard structures in your pet’s body. To get a better picture of what is going on internally, X-rays may be used to diagnose a condition. X-rays are commonly used to examine:
- Heart conditions
- Broken bones
- Ligaments and tendons
- Periodontal disease
Are X-rays safe for my pet?
During X-rays, our team gives your pet protective apparel to keep them safe. The amount of radiation used is very small and poses very little risk to your pet’s health. If you would like to learn more about the safety precautions we take, give us a call at 403-637-3928.
Will my pet feel pain during an X-ray?
No, the procedure is completely painless. Our team will ensure they are relaxed and comfortable. In certain cases where the patient is anxious or constantly moving, we may give them a sedative during X-rays as they need to remain still for more accurate pictures.