Wouldn’t it be great if our pets could simply tell us when they weren’t feeling well? That way they could explain their symptoms, show us where it hurts and answer the questions necessary to help us diagnose and treat the problem in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Therefore, it’s up to us, as pet parents and veterinary professionals, to become the voice for our animal companions. We achieve this through veterinary diagnostics. These tools allow our experienced doctors to get a glimpse inside your pet’s body so that we can quickly and accurately diagnose the problem and develop the most effective treatment plan.
At Animal Clinic Van Wert, and with the advances in digital x-ray technology, we can now manipulate the digital images that we take of a pet to see what is wrong. This has allowed us to detect things like hairline fractures and orthopedic conditions that were previously not visible. We share these digital images with specialists who consult with us on difficult cases.
Radiology (x-rays) is routinely used to provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). It can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem, or rule out possible problems.