X-ray Services for Pets

A powerful diagnostic tool with limited radiation exposure. Contact us to book your pet's next scan.

X-rays provide a window into your pet's internal organs and systems. Without this powerful diagnostic tool, we wouldn't be able to examine the parts of your pet's body inaccessible to the naked eye. Modern X-ray technology also involves far less radiation than previous models, which ensures your pet's safety during the procedure.

Why does my pet need an X-ray?

When we need to figure out what's wrong with your pet, we routinely use X-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible diagnoses or provide a list of possible causes. We also use X-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious. We often use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools.

Preventative diagnostic imaging is also a helpful tool for early diagnosis of health issues, which in the long-term, could be potentially life-threatening. If your pet is scheduled for an X-ray, it doesn't always mean something is wrong with your pet's health. Sometimes we're trying to prevent the consequences of not knowing something is wrong. If you have questions about the procedure, please contact us at 519-941-2275.

Which body parts do X-rays detect?

X-rays provide valuable information about a range of soft tissue organs and bones. To ensure we can visualize your pet's body parts properly, X-rays cannot be blurry. To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while an X-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia. We provide pre-anesthetic testing before it's administered to ensure your pet's body won't react badly to the medication.

X-rays are used to identify problems in the following areas of the body:

  • Bones
  • Gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon)
  • Respiratory tract (lungs)
  • Heart
  • Genitourinary system (bladder, prostate)
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