Veterinary Services

Pet Radiographs at Ohio Drive Animal Hospital in Plano, TX

Radiographs, commonly known as x-rays, are a diagnostic tool that allows our experienced veterinary team to examine the internal structures of your pet’s body.

dog and vet looking at x-ray

What Are Pet Radiographs?

Pet radiographs are images of the internal structures of your pet’s body created by exposing them to a small amount of ionizing radiation. These images help veterinarians identify and diagnose various health conditions, from skeletal issues to internal organ abnormalities.

When Is It Necessary to Take Pet Radiographs?

  1. Unexplained Lameness: If your pet is experiencing lameness or difficulty moving, radiographs can help identify fractures, joint issues, or soft tissue injuries.
  2. Digestive Issues: For pets with persistent digestive problems, radiographs can reveal obstructions, foreign objects, or abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract.
  3. Respiratory Distress: In cases of respiratory distress, radiographs assist in diagnosing conditions such as pneumonia, tumors, or other pulmonary issues.
  4. Pre-Surgical Assessment: Before certain surgeries, especially orthopedic procedures, pet radiographs provide essential information for a comprehensive pre-surgical assessment.

The Role of Pet Radiographs

Diagnostic Precision

Pet radiographs offer a precise view of your pet’s internal structures, enabling accurate diagnoses of conditions such as fractures, tumors, or organ abnormalities.

Treatment Planning

These images are crucial in formulating tailored treatment plans, ensuring that interventions are specifically designed to address your pet’s unique health needs.

Preventive Screening

Pet radiographs are diagnostic and serve as a preventive measure, allowing veterinarians to identify potential health issues before they become more serious.

Monitoring Health

Post-surgery or during ongoing treatment, radiographs are invaluable for monitoring your pet’s health and tracking progress to ensure the chosen interventions are effective.

Trust Ohio Drive Animal Hospital for Pet Radiographs

At Ohio Drive Animal Hospital, we understand the importance of clear and precise diagnostics in ensuring the health and well-being of your pet. Our experienced veterinary team utilizes pet radiographs as a valuable tool for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Consider consulting our veterinary team if you notice changes in your pet’s behavior, movement, or overall well-being. Contact us to schedule an appointment and ensure your furry friend receives the quality care they deserve.