Your Veterinarian has recommended an ultrasound examination of your pet.
What is ultrasound?
Ultrasound machines use high frequency sound to create an image of parts inside the body. This is also called sonology or diagnostic ultrasound.
An Abdominal Ultrasound images all the organs in the abdomen, such as the liver, stomach, kidneys and bladder. Areas of inflammation, free fluid or enlarged lymph nodes may also be seen.
An Echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. The size of the chambers, the thickness and motion of the walls, and the speed and direction of blood flow can all be examined.
An ECG may also be performed if there is an abnormal heart rhythm (see FAQ)
Your pet will need to be fasted overnight and the region to be examined by ultrasound will be clipped. (the abdomen or the chest)
Make allowance for your pet will need to stay for several hours.
Feel free to bring your pets favourite blanket to make them feel more comfortable and at ease. You may also like to bring a small amount of food they can have after their scan is completed.
For more information please visit the FAQ page.