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What to expectThe Benefits of Digital Vet X-Rays:

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Digital X-Ray?

X-rays, or radiographs, use a very short burst of x-rays to create an image of the body. Digital radiography captures the radiograph without the use of film. Radiographs are used to diagnose disease in the chest, abdomen, and musculoskeletal system. We also perform many special studies such as contrast studies of the gastrointestinal tract to diagnose obstructions. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of veterinary medical imaging

Are X-Rays Painful or Harmful for My Pet?

X-rays are a completely painless procedure. If your pet is calm and cooperative, we will not even need to sedate them. If your dog or cat has anxiety issues, a sedative or general anesthesia may be administered to allow them to relax.

Due to the recent developments in modern technology, x-rays are safer than ever for pets and humans alike. Digital x-rays only expose your dog or cat to a small dose of radiation, which is completely harmless.

Lakeshore Veterinary Hospital is aware that when your pet needs a digital x-ray, it can be a scary process for you. While you may be worried for your dog or cat, rest assured that they are in good hands. Because of the incredible advancements of recent technology, you don’t have to wonder whether or not you are doing what is best for your pet when you bring them into our animal hospital in Mandeville for a digital x-ray. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for your pet at our vet clinic!

What is An X-Ray Usually Used To Diagnose?

An x-ray is typically the first imaging test used to help diagnose problems such as:

  • Trouble Breathing
  • Cough
  • Limping
  • Trauma
  • Vomiting

What Conditions are X-Rays Usually Used To Monitor?

Our veterinarians use the examination to help diagnose or monitor treatment for conditions such as:

  • Pneumonia
  • Heart Failure and Other Heart Problems
  • Cancer
  • Fracture Repair and Bone Healing

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