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Ultrasound 

We now offer abdominal and echocardiogram ultrasounds with specialist reports for our canine and feline friends!

Abdominal and echo ultrasounds are vital diagnostic tools for dogs and cats for several reasons:

  1. Detailed Internal Imaging: They provide high-resolution images of internal organs, allowing veterinarians to assess the structure and function of the heart (echocardiography), liver, kidneys, bladder, and other abdominal organs.
  2. Accurate Diagnoses: Ultrasounds can identify a range of conditions such as tumors, cysts, fluid accumulations, heart disease, and abnormalities in organ size and texture. This precision helps in early detection and diagnosis of potentially life-threatening issues.
  3. Treatment Planning: With detailed images, veterinarians can plan surgeries or other treatments more accurately. For example, identifying the exact location and size of a tumor can help in surgical planning, leading to more successful outcomes.
  4. Monitoring and Follow-up: Ultrasounds are useful for monitoring the progress of diseases and the effectiveness of treatments over time. They allow for non-invasive follow-up examinations, making it easier to track changes in the animal’s condition.
  5. Minimally Invasive: Unlike exploratory surgery, ultrasounds are non-invasive and pose minimal risk to the animal. This reduces the need for anesthesia and lowers recovery times, making it a safer option for diagnostic purposes.
  6. Stress Reduction: Being non-invasive, ultrasounds are less stressful for pets compared to other diagnostic procedures. This is especially important for animals with underlying health issues or those that are older and more fragile.

Abdominal and echo ultrasounds significantly enhance the ability of veterinarians to diagnose, treat, and monitor health issues in dogs and cats, leading to better overall care and improved outcomes for pets.

If your pet has been recommended for an ultrasound or you would like further information, please call our office at 248-644-7171

*Please note if it is suspected your dog (under 3 years old) has a congenital (from birth) heart condition we cannot provide echocardiogram ultrasounds for these conditions.