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Pet Radiology

Pet radiology plays a pivotal role in the diagnostic process for our furry companions.

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Pet Radiology in West Des Moines, IA

At Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital in West Des Moines, IA, we understand the significance of accurate and timely diagnoses in ensuring the health and well-being of your pets.
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Understanding Pet Radiology

Pet radiology, also known as veterinary diagnostic imaging, involves the use of advanced technology to capture detailed images of your pet’s internal structures. These images help our veterinarians assess the health of organs, bones, and tissues, aiding in the detection of various medical conditions.

Benefits of Pet Radiology

Early Detection of Conditions: One of the primary benefits of pet radiology is its ability to detect medical conditions at an early stage. By identifying issues such as tumors, fractures, or organ abnormalities, we can initiate prompt treatment and potentially improve outcomes for your pet.
Non-Invasive Procedure: Pet radiology is a non-invasive procedure, meaning it does not require anesthesia or surgery. This makes it a safer and more comfortable option for pets, reducing stress and anxiety during the diagnostic process.

When is Pet Radiology Necessary?

Injury or Trauma: In cases of injury or trauma, pet radiology is often necessary to evaluate the extent of damage to bones and soft tissues. Whether your pet has been involved in an accident or suffered a fall, timely radiographic imaging can guide treatment decisions and aid in rehabilitation.

Chronic Health Conditions: For pets with chronic health conditions such as arthritis or heart disease, regular radiographic screenings may be recommended to monitor disease progression and assess treatment effectiveness. This proactive approach allows us to adjust treatment plans as needed, ensuring optimal quality of life for your pet.

Pre-Surgical Evaluation: Before surgery, pet radiology may be performed to assess your pet’s overall health and identify any underlying issues that could impact the surgical outcome. This helps us minimize risks and ensure a smoother recovery process for your pet.