The Dog Hospital of Brampton is proud to offer digital radiology. This means our x-rays are captured digitally rather than on film. This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your dog while using much less radiation than a traditional x-ray.
Some of the reasons we would need to use x-rays are to assist us in figuring out what is wrong with your dog and to help us identify causes of the problem, rule out other potential problems, or provide a list of probable causes. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become more serious.
X-rays can also help to provide valuable information about a dogs bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). Depending on the case we may use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools.
To avoid the x-ray resulting in a blurry image, dogs must remain completely still while an x-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your dog or use short-acting general anaesthesia to keep your dog still for the x-ray.
If you have any questions or concerns about x-rays or what to expect during your dog’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask. We are always here to help.