Pet Diagnosis and Ultrasound
Valley Veterinary Hospital in Helena, MT, is here to help your pet through those stages of life that are unbearable and daunting. We know your pet is challenging, and we want to help them recover from their illness using high-quality pet treatments and pet diagnostic tools. Of course, one of the best pet diagnosis tools is pet ultrasound.
What Is a Pet Ultrasound?
A pet ultrasound is a scan that uses sound waves to create an image of the inside of your pet's body. It can look at many body parts, including the heart, lungs, abdomen, and reproductive organs. Ultrasounds are painless and safe for your pet.
Your veterinarian may recommend a pet ultrasound if your pet shows signs of illness, injury or if they need to check for something specific, such as possible pregnancy. The test will help them diagnose and develop a treatment plan.
What Happens During a Pet Ultrasound?
A pet ultrasound usually takes place in your veterinarian's office. You will be asked to hold your pet while the veterinarian applies a special gel to their skin. This gel helps transmit sound waves and create a clear image.
How Does Ultrasound Determine Pet Conditions?
Ultrasound is a helpful tool for diagnosing many different conditions in pets. In addition, it can be a valuable tool since many pets won't show outward signs of pain and distress.
The technician will move a hand-held device called a transducer over your pet's body. The transducer emits sound waves that bounce off the organs and tissues inside the body. This bouncing produces echoes converted into images on a computer screen.
The veterinarian or technician will see these images and use them to make a diagnosis. The entire procedure usually takes 30-60 minutes.
Contact Valley Veterinary Hospital in Helena Today
Our pet emergency hospital is here to help you find the best solutions for your pet, get them the care they need with our dedicated veterinary team, and find them the best treatment options available. Your pet deserves the best and will get comprehensive help through ultrasound, digital X-rays, blood work, and much more. So call us at (406) 442-0188 to schedule an appointment and get your furry friend the support they need today.