in Riverhead and the Peconic Bay Area
At Peconic Bay Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer advanced imaging services for our furry patients, including ultrasound. Our skilled veterinarians utilize ultrasound as a non-invasive diagnostic tool to visualize your pet's internal organs and structures in real-time. By analyzing the sonogram images produced by the ultrasound machine, we can assess your pet's health and identify any abnormalities that may be affecting their well-being. Our team understands the importance of accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, and we strive to provide the highest quality care for your pet.
Common Reasons Pets May Require Ultrasounds:
- Heart conditions: Echocardiogram to assess if heart medication is needed
- Abnormal blood or urine test results: Abdominal ultrasound to identify underlying causes
- Examination of other soft tissues: Ultrasound for thyroid glands, fetal viability, eyes, ligaments, tendons
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect during my pet’s ultrasound?
During your pet's ultrasound, you can expect a comfortable and stress-free experience. Our veterinary specialist will gently apply a gel to the area being imaged and then use a wand to capture detailed images of your pet's internal structures, such as organs, soft tissues, and bones. Unlike other imaging techniques, ultrasounds are non-invasive and painless, allowing us to quickly and safely assess your pet's health without the need for sedation or anesthesia. Throughout the procedure, our team will ensure your pet is calm and comfortable, providing a reassuring presence to help them feel at ease.
Do you need to shave my pet’s fur?
At Peconic Bay Animal Hospital, our priority is to ensure the accuracy and efficacy of the ultrasound examination. To achieve this, our veterinary specialists may need to shave your pet's fur in the area being imaged to allow for complete contact between the hand-held probe and skin. This is because ultrasound waves cannot pass through air, and complete contact is necessary to produce clear and accurate images of your pet's internal structures.
For more information on an Ultrasound for your pet, contact us.