The Benefits of Ultrasonography for Pets

The health of your pet is of the utmost importance. That is why getting a routine exam every year, along with any other needed tests and procedures is recommended by our veterinarians at Oakton Animal Hospital in Elk Grove Village, IL. Our state-of-the-art animal hospital has everything on hand to treat your pet so you won’t have to go to a second office to see a specialist. Instead, enjoy the warmth and friendliness of our team for your pet’s health needs. Sometimes we may need to perform a pet ultrasound to diagnose one of our patients.

What is a Pet Ultrasound?

Ultrasonography is a diagnostic technique that produces an image using ultrasound waves. Put another way, when we use ultrasound on your pet, we can see inside his body. This technique is safe and painless. It is used to check the organs such as the kidneys, liver, and spleen. A pet ultrasound is also used to follow your pet’s pregnancy, just like in a human, and in real-time.

Why is a Pet Ultrasound Performed?

We may order a pet ultrasound for several different reasons, including:

  • Chronic infections
  • Chronic vomiting
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Abnormal blood work
  • Rapid and unexplained weight loss
  • Fluid in the abdomen or chest
  • Cancer staging
  • Trouble urinating
  • To check on a previous diagnosis or health issue

Veterinary Care & Diagnostic Testing

If you live in Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, or the surrounding area, and your dog or cat is sick or injured, contact our team at Oakton Animal Hospital. We pride ourselves on having the latest technology to perform the best ultrasound procedures on our patients. Call us today at (847) 439-8090 to speak with our friendly staff who is bi-lingual in Espanol.

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