Digital x-rays, or radiographs, are one of the most common diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine today. Digital x-rays allow your veterinarian to penetrate tissues and depict a clear image of your pet’s organs and bones. At Loving Care Veterinary Hospital, we use digital x-rays to determine the state of your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity, and other areas. This can help them diagnose and monitor medical and surgical conditions. If we suspect your pet has a fractured bone or something more serious, an X-ray will be able to show it. They can also detect bowel obstructions, swallowed foreign objects, or heart problems.
Because x-rays are so valuable, Loving Care Veterinary Hospital has invested in the most advanced digital x-ray technology. There are several different advantages of digital x-rays over traditional x-rays:
● View them immediately on a computer
● Detailed images allow your veterinarian to get a better view of any internal injuries
● Less time to process
● No chemicals are necessary
● Can be instantly transferred via email
Another diagnostic tool used by your veterinarian is dental x-rays. Oral health is important for both dogs and cats because it is directly connected to their overall wellness. It is important to have routine x-rays performed to check on the health of your pet’s teeth and gums. If they are experiencing any pain or discomfort, they won’t be able to tell us. They may show signs that could be a cause for concern such as not eating, behavioral changes, or weight loss. Your veterinarian may recommend a dental x-ray to see if their oral health may be causing them any discomfort. If left untreated, a diseased tooth can lead to serious damage such as organ failure or even death. Checking in on their teeth can improve their overall quality of life.
Digital x-rays are currently the most advanced form of diagnostic testing in veterinary medicine. Digital x-rays allow us to diagnose any issues without the risk of exposing our patients to radiation. With the use of advanced diagnostic technology, we are able to best serve our patients and offer the highest-quality veterinary care in our area. If you would like to learn more about diagnostic testing from Loving Care Veterinary Hospital, contact our office at (973) 248-5717.