In-house X-ray for Pets
Radiography is a painless and non-invasive procedure which is routinely performed in our hospital. Radiography is useful for evaluating the size of the bones, shape, and position of internal organs or any abnormalities. Snowden Animal Hospital is proud to offer our clients digital x-rays and digital dental x-rays which give us access to higher quality images in a fraction of the time compared to more dated methods.
X-rays can be used to detect a variety of ailments including arthritis, tumors and lung abnormalities including pneumonia, bladder and kidney stones. They are also used to evaluate bone damage, organ integrity and identify foreign objects that may have been ingested. Dental radiographs will help to distinguish between healthy teeth and those that may need to be extracted and identify any abnormalities beneath the gums including root damage, tumors, and abscesses.
We may recommend x-rays as a part of a diagnostic procedure if your pet is experiencing any health conditions or as a preventive measure in a routine senior wellness examination.
How do you prepare your dog for their x-ray appointment?
A single radiographic session is not hazardous for your dog, but depending on your dog’s personality, the extent of the injury and the area being x-rayed, a sedative or anesthesia may be administered. If sedation or anesthesia is required, your pet should have fasted for approximately eight hours prior. Any clothing or harnesses may need to be removed for imaging purposes.
Your pet's x-rays are taken in our hospital, processed instantly, interpreted by our veterinarian and stored for future reference in a digital format. We also consult with radiologists when necessary to confirm options for diagnosis and treatment.
Please call our hospital at 604-579-0986 to discuss pricing.