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Digital Radiography

Digital radiography, also known as x-rays, is one of the most important diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. They allow us to evaluate bones and internal organs. Diagnosis is rapid and accurate, and results are available immediately.

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We can also diagnose and monitor medical and surgical conditions such as:

  • Arthritis

  • Bladder Stones

  • Stomach and Intestinal Foreign Bodies

  • Broken Bones

  • Tumors

  • Pneumonia

  • Heart Disease and Failure

  • Pregnancy 


The imaging procedure is completely painless and can be performed on calm and cooperative pets without sedation. We may administer a sedative or general anesthesia in cases where a dog or cat is stressed with handling, or if positioning may be painful or uncomfortable. We want to make sure we can obtain excellent quality images with the least stress/discomfort possible.

Cat Pregnacy Xray

X-Ray FAQs

Are pet x-rays safe?

Pet X-rays are generally safe. The radiation exposure is minimal.

Does a dog need to be sedated for an x-ray?

Sedation may be necessary for some pets during X-rays, especially if they are anxious or uncooperative. Your veterinarian will determine if sedation is needed based on your pet's needs.

What do pet x-rays show?

Pet X-rays can reveal information about the bones, organs, and soft tissues, making them valuable for diagnosing fractures, tumors, foreign objects, and various medical conditions.

What can an X-ray diagnose in dogs?

X-rays can diagnose a wide range of conditions in patients, including fractures, pneumonia, bladder stones, and gastrointestinal blockages, etc.

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