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Learn About Digital Ultrasound at The Caring Pet Hospital in Hayward, CA
Caring Pet Hospital is proud to offer the Hayward CA community with state-of-the-art pet health services. Digital ultrasound is one type of diagnostic service we provide that is safe, effective, and affordable. Our Hayward veterinarian team uses ultrasound to manage and diagnose a variety of conditions affecting cats and dogs.
What is Digital Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a type of diagnostic service that is used in both veterinary medicine and human medicine. Our ultrasound technology allows our Hayward vet staff to look inside your pet's body without having to make any sort of invasive incisions.
Here's how it works: sound waves are emitted from the ultrasound device and aimed at an area on the pet's body that we want to examine. These sound waves are virtually painless and harmless and are simply absorbed or reflected by the target tissue (depending on the type of tissue it is: bone, muscle, empty cavity, etc.). The effect of these waves interacting with your pet's tissues is then documented as a moving image on a digital screen, essentially creating a picture of the inside of your pet's body.
The great thing about digital ultrasound is that it exposes your pet to absolutely ZERO radiation. Plus, we can take real-time images of your pet's tissues, giving us a clearer idea of its blood flow and function. Because our ultrasound equipment is digital, the results of our imaging studies can be easily and quickly shared with any "need to know" member of your pet's veterinary team, thereby streamlining your pet's continuity of care.
Why Our Hayward Veterinarian Team Uses Digital Ultrasound
Digital ultrasound can be used to assess and diagnose a variety of conditions, including:
- Foreign object ingestion or obstruction
- Cancers and tumors
- Diseases and conditions affecting the liver, heart, lungs, gall bladder, urinary bladder, and other organs
What to Expect During a Pet Ultrasound
During an ultrasound reading, your pet simply needs to relax in a comfortable position. We may suggest sedating your pet to ensure she or he remains still and calm so the accuracy of our images is better, but either way, your pet won't feel any pain from the procedure! Exams are typically done within minutes, and we can use the information we've gathered to help us make a diagnosis or guide treatment.
Wondering if Digital Ultrasound Could Help us Manage Your Pet's Illness or Condition? Contact Caring Pet Hospital in Hayward, CA Today
To schedule an appointment with a veterinarian in Hayward, CA and get the important answers about your pet's health, contact Caring Pet Hospital at 510-537-1788, and be sure to ask us about our current special offers!