Ultrasounds are a very useful and non-invasive way of collecting information about the organs within our pets; especially the abdomen and the heart. Sedation is usually not required as most animals remain very relaxed during the procedure. An ultrasound provides us with information so we can ascertain whether surgery or another procedure might be necessary. It also allows us to choose the next steps towards the diagnosis of your pet’s condition from a more knowledgeable perspective.
In order to prepare your animal for an ultrasound, it is important that no food is given from the night before the procedure. While performing abdominal ultrasounds we will often also have to shave your pet’s fur to get a good picture.