Ultrasound is an advanced imaging technique that uses sound waves to provide a real-time moving image of your pets internal organs. Ultrasound is particularly useful for diagnosing heart problems and conditions pertaining to the abdominal organs such as the liver, kidneys, spleen, gall bladder, pancreas and urinary bladder. It is also very useful for diagnosing pregnancy in the early stages.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive and painless procedure with no known side effects. It usually does not require sedation or anesthesia to perform. This makes it a safe and effective diagnostic tool.
At the Grenville-Dundas Veterinary Clinic, we have an ultrasound machine capable of evaluating parts of the urinary system and diagnosing pregnancy as early as 30 days post breeding. For the assessment of other organs in the body, including the heart, we call on the services of a veterinary internal medicine specialist, who will travel to our practice to perform the ultrasound procedure on your pet.