Blakes Crossing Veterinary Surgery is fully equipped to take radiographs (X-rays) of your pet. Our veterinarians will consult with you and perform a thorough physical examination of your pet to determine if X-rays are required.
X-rays are an important tool to help diagnose disease in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, the chest or abdomen.
What do I need to know when my pet is booked in for X-rays?
Generally we will ask that you drop off your pet between 8am-9am. Most of our patients are admitted into hospital for the day to have radiographs taken, unless it is an emergency in which we will take the X-rays immediately. We ask that you fast your pet the night before admission as they will most likely be sedated or anaesthetised to allow us to take the best quality X-rays possible.
Once the X-rays have been taken we will give you a call to discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan going forward.
Why do pets often need to be sedated or anaesthetised to have X-rays taken?
We need your pet to keep perfectly still, often in unnatural positions. Most pets would never lie still enough in the correct position for us to take good quality X-rays that allow us to diagnose their condition. This is why we often use sedation and anaesthesia to allow us to take the best X-ray possible.
Here at Blakes Crossing Vet Surgery we are able to take Radiographs for Hip and/or Elbow Scoring in dogs. Please call to book an appointment or for further information phone 7231 3000