At Critter Care Veterinary Clinic, we are just as concerned about the well-being of your pets as you are. For this reason, we furnish our facility with the most cutting-edge diagnostic equipment available in veterinary medicine today.
The preparation for an ultrasound is simple, but because pets must remain motionless, light restraints and sedatives may occasionally be required. Some shaving of the chest or abdomen may be necessary, depending on the area of the body that has to be seen by the ultrasound.
Ultrasound waves are produced by an ultrasound machine. A tiny probe attached to the machine is placed delicately against your pet’s skin. The probe emits painless ultrasound waves that are reflected off of the organs and other structures before returning to a sensor inside the ultrasound machine. These reflected “echoes” are collected by the ultrasonic apparatus, which then makes use of them to produce images that may be seen on a screen. Abdominal organs such as the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys can be clearly seen in ultrasound imaging. It is helpful for determining the health of the fetus and keeping track of pregnancies in breeding animals.
Veterinary Services in Laredo, TX
Pet Wellness Visits
Pet Nutritional Counseling
Pet Preventative Medicine