An ultrasound is a painless procedure that produces images of the body to allow vets to take a closer look at your pet’s health.
Many of the internal organs can be scanned non-invasively and information can be obtained on these organs, which aids in the diagnosis of disease.
The ultrasound may also be used to guide a needle to collect of tissue samples without the need for large abdominal incisions or urine for urinalysis.
Ultrasounds also provide the most reliable form of pregnancy diagnosis for dogs and cats.
There is little discomfort for your animal during these examinations, although areas of hair may have to be clipped and lubricating jelly applied on your pet’s skin.
Sedation or general anaesthesia may be required in some cases, to keep the patient still enough for a detailed examination.