Pet Ultrasound

At Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital in Nixa, MO, we use ultrasound technology to evaluate organs and tissues comprehensively, aiding in the early detection of abnormalities or diseases.

Pet Ultrasound in Nixa, MO

Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that allows our veterinarians to examine internal structures with precision and detail to help identify abnormalities or diseases at their earliest stages.

a dog looking at a x-ray picture

What is Pet Ultrasound?

Pet ultrasound, similar to human ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging technique used by veterinarians to visualize the internal structures of animals. It utilizes sound waves to create real-time images of organs, tissues, and blood flow without the need for radiation.

Pet ultrasound is commonly used for various purposes, including pregnancy evaluation, diagnosing illnesses, guiding biopsies or procedures, and monitoring treatment progress. It’s a safe, painless, and effective tool that helps veterinarians diagnose accurately and provide optimal patient care.

Benefits of Pet Ultrasound

  • Non-Invasive Imaging: Unlike other diagnostic methods that may require surgery or more invasive procedures, ultrasound allows us to visualize internal structures without harming or discomforting the animal.
  • Real-Time Imaging: Ultrasound provides real-time images, allowing our veterinarians to observe the movement and function of organs and structures as they happen. This dynamic imaging is beneficial for assessing cardiac function, identifying abnormalities in blood flow, and monitoring pregnancies.
  • Early Detection of Conditions: Ultrasound is effective in the early detection of various health conditions, including tumors, cysts, and organ abnormalities. Early identification often leads to more successful treatment outcomes, as interventions can be initiated at a stage when the condition is more manageable.
  • Reduced Radiation Exposure: Unlike some imaging methods, such as X-rays, ultrasound does not involve ionizing radiation. This makes it a safer option for repeated or routine imaging and particularly suitable for pregnant animals.

When to Consider Pet Ultrasound

If your pet is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, it may be time to consider an ultrasound:

  • Abdominal issues
  • Urinary issues
  • Suspected pregnancy

Trust Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital for Pet Ultrasound

It’s essential to note that the decision to perform a pet ultrasound is based on the specific clinical signs, your pet’s medical history, and our veterinarian’s assessment. Contact us today to schedule an ultrasound appointment.