As a pet owner, in the event that your pet has been scheduled for an ultrasound, you can feel a little disoriented but it’s always helpful if you know what to anticipate to be prepared. Ultrasounds have gotten to be a really important portion of keeping our pets healthy, they are the most perfect way to approach numerous health issues and indeed to practice surgical procedures since early diagnosis can save pets' lives. Veterinarians use them to get way better diagnoses, detection of illnesses, and a good understanding of the health and well-being of animals, also is the most common sort of scan to examine pets.


Ultrasounds, also known as ultrasonography, utilize a very similar technology used for sonograms during human pregnancies by obstetricians, they utilize sound waves to form a picture that allows inner body structures to be seen. There are no side effects and are considered a non-invasive imaging test. Ultrasounds have numerous advantages in veterinary medicine since it offers a see at internal organs on real-time and greater precision, it’s non-invasive and very reasonable.

There are a lot of diverse issues that ultrasound can identify, like pregnancy and the number of fetuses in utero, foreign bodies, cardiac function, whether or not an organ is enlarged including liver, kidneys, bowel, spleen, bladder, prostate, uterus, and heart; and tumors or ingested something, such as a pet toy, a bit of clothing, or something else that it shouldn’t have ingested, and other internal injuries or conditions that might otherwise require surgery to see properly.

There's nearly no inconvenience for your pet amid these examinations, but for a few of them, a light sedative may be required during an ultrasound, which isn't very common unless biopsies are to be taken, but only on the off chance that they become too anxious and frightened during the procedure. This is often completely painless and it helps to guarantee that a clear picture is taken in order to properly analyze and provide accurate treatment. Also in most cases, it’s necessary to shave your pet's hair, since is important to make complete contact with the skin. In some cases, the hair can be dampened with alcohol, but most studies require hair removal

By using ultrasound data, it can be gathered at a cheaper price than other imaging methods. It has become highly useful for diagnostics for animal hospitals, clinics, and emergency centers throughout the world.

When you suspect that your furry friend is sick, our team uses the newest technology, such as digital ultrasound, to put your mind at ease. If you have any other questions about pet ultrasounds, please reach out to Lakeshore Vet and Pet Lodge (985) 626-5615 We’re happy to talk with you about your dog or cat’s health care needs.

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