During an ultrasound, high frequency sound waves are pulsed into your pet’s body. They do not feel this and it does not cause any discomfort. The sound waves travel until they reach body tissue and are then relayed back to the device. The machine uses calculations based on the distance traveled to produce the ultrasound image. Many people relate ultrasounds to pregnancy exams to show the baby inside the mother, but it has many other uses.
Ultrasound technology can help to catch diseases and other health problems at early stages. This is important in helping your pet fight any diseases they may be afflicted with before the problem becomes serious. If your pet is sick bring them to see us and, if necessary, we will perform an ultrasound to help diagnose the problem.
Assessing the anatomy of the eye as well as its pathology is achieved through an ocular ultrasound. This procedure is often performed while your pet is awake. We will anesthetize the eye with a small drop of fluid to numb the area. Utilizing this technique, we are able to view a number of potential issues including cataracts, tumors, retinal issues as well as many other diseases.