The Benefits of A Pet Ultrasound
Non-invasive ultrasound services are not widely available in veterinary offices. Our team at Twin Peaks Veterinary Center in Tucson utilizes ultrasound technology for diagnostic and emergency vet assessments. We offer this service to provide your pet with state-of-the-art treatment that is less stressful while ensuring a more accurate diagnosis and earlier detection. Our expertly trained staff will provide your family pet with the best care possible.
Why Our Veterinarians Recommend A Pet Ultrasound
Ultrasounds are a safe and effective way of detecting a mass in your pet's soft organ tissues more effectively and at an earlier stage than an X-ray. It allows our veterinarians to track the progression of a pregnancy, disease, or abdominal blockage. The results are earlier detection and targeted treatment with a higher rate of a positive prognosis.
The Advantages of a Pet Ultrasound
When diagnosing an abdominal blockage, masses, or cysts, an ultrasound offers our veterinarians an opportunity to get a closer look at what is happening in your pet's organs. The ultrasound highlights smaller masses than those that can be detected with an X-ray allowing us to pinpoint the issue more quickly. In-turn, your pet’s medical problem gets addressed quicker. An ultrasound is non-invasive and helps locate masses when used in conjunction with surgical procedures and biopsies.
Anesthesia is not typically required for your pet's ultrasound. Most animals will lie quietly during the soft organ tissue scanning process. Overly hyper pets may require a mild sedative to complete the scan. Ultrasound waves are considered safe where x-rays are potentially dangerous for your pet. This is particularly important for chronic health issues that require more than one visit.
Pet Ultrasounds and Other Veterinary Services
Ultrasounds are just one of the many tools that we use to keep your furry friend happy and healthy. If you are a new pet owner or new to the Tucson area, call our team at Twin Peaks Veterinary Center today at (520) 572-8300 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.