X-rays allow our veterinarian to view the location, size, and shape of a pet’s organs, which can help us diagnose a variety of systemic diseases and congenital conditions. We use x-rays to diagnose reproductive-related issues, respiratory problems, and even urinary tract concerns such as kidney stones and bladder infections. In addition, x-rays help us locate and remove ingested foreign objects and evaluate abnormal growths like tumors, cysts, and other masses.
They are also used to evaluate and treat injuries and musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis and hip dysplasia. With an x-ray, our veterinarian can look inside a pet to diagnose and assess the extent of injuries such as bone fractures or to confirm the presence of arthritic inflammation in a pet’s joints.