Ultrasonography utilizes directed sound waves to painlessly create an image of your pet's internal organs in real time. This means that we can actually watch the heart pump blood, the stomach digest food, and view other important processes in your pet's body.
Ultrasound technology also gives us clear images of the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys. It can also be used to diagnose and determine the stage of certain cancers. We can use ultrasound to determine the stage of pregnancy in breeding animals, as well as the number of babies in the litter.
Because ultrasound does not use radiation at all, it is completely safe to use on all pets. Most pets do not require any sedation for an ultrasound. The technician will likely have to shave a small patch of hair over the area to be examined.