As technology leads us into the future and improves our lives, diagnostic imaging is no exception. Digital radiology gives our practice the ability to diagnose conditions almost on the spot. This allows us to treat conditions faster and more effectively.
Prior to digital radiology, our technician will spend a considerable amount of time carefully developing the x-ray films and retaking films before obtaining the correct shot.
X-rays, also known as radiographs, have been used to diagnose medical problems in dogs, cats, and many other animals for over 100 years. X-rays are the most commonly used form of diagnostic imaging in veterinary medicine because they are more affordable than different types of diagnostic imaging and they are beneficial for accurately diagnosing a wide variety of both bone and soft tissue abnormalities throughout the body.
Today, digital radiography has become the gold standard for how radiographic images are obtained. Digital X-rays are beneficial for diagnosing and monitoring a wide variety of conditions. Creditview-Eglinton Animal Hospital is equipped with both dental and general digital radiographic imaging.
Modern digital X-rays have developed with the priority of exposing the patient to significantly less radiation. Our x-ray machine generates digital images that are stored immediately and permanently to your pet’s computerized medical record. Additionally, the images can be burned to a CD for you to take home, or sent to you via email.
X-rays are used to determine the presence of many internal conditions that cannot be otherwise detected, such as:
and many more..
Creditview Eglinton Animal Hospital provides comprehensive preventive, surgical and emergency veterinary services for pets.
Pet owners should consult with their veterinarian to determine the best age to spay or neuter their cat or dog. Some research indicates there may be long-term health benefits to spaying or neutering dogs after they have passed through puberty.
Many veterinary professionals recommend that female animals be spayed before their first heat, which can occur as early as 5 months of age. However, there is increasing evidence that this is too young as the animals have not been allowed to fully develop and grow.
Wellness exams are critical to helping your pet maintain good long-term physical health.
Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these routine examinations include regular physical check-ups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health.
When you bring your pet in for their regular check-up, we can prevent health issues from developing in your pet, or catch them early on, when they are most treatable.
Our pets can develop periodontal disease or tooth decay as a consequence of poor oral health.
Just like in humans, when animals eat, plaque sticks to their teeth and can build up into tartar if not brushed away regularly.
This can lead to infections in the mouth, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even loose or missing teeth. That’s why regular dental care is essential to preventing pain or disease in the gums.