What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is a method of imaging your pet’s body in a non-invasive manner. The 2D- picture taken from your pet gets processed by a computer, which allows us to use lower radiation exposure and is more environmentally friendly as no chemicals are being used in this process.
In which circumstances may my vet suggest an X-ray?
- Bladder stones
- Heart conditions
- Lung conditions
- Foreign bodies such as stones, bones, metal or else (please note that many foreign bodies are not visible on an X-ray)
What do I need to do?
Before we book an appointment for an X-ray, the vet will perform a thorough health examination and will discuss with you the costs, the pros and limitations of the X-ray.
We will then arrange a day when you will be asked to leave your pet for a few hours with us.
Please starve your pet from 10pm the evening before but do not withhold water.
Please be aware that your pet will need sedation or a general anaesthetic to take the X-rays.