Friendship Veterinary Hospital is one of the top veterinary hospitals in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, offering ultrasound services for cats and dogs. Ultrasound is a non-invasive and painless imaging technique that uses soundwaves to detect abnormalities and diseases in internal organs. Ultrasound evaluations are useful in evaluating abdominal organs including:
Ultrasounds tests are a key tool used to detect changes in the shape, size, tissue, density, internal structure and position of organs. The exam can identify most abdominal masses or tumors, fluid within the abdominal cavity as well as abnormal lymph nodes. Ultrasounds are also commonly used to check for pregnancy. Typically, our vets will recommend an ultrasound exam as the next step after blood work, physical exams, x-rays, and other primary diagnostic strategies.
Is an Ultrasound Painful for Pets?
No pain is involved as the procedure is non-invasive.
Will My Pet Need Sedation or Anesthesia for an Ultrasound?
Neither sedation nor anesthesia is required for more pets; however, some dogs are resistant to lying on their backs and may need some sedation to allow the diagnostic procedure to be completed.
Pet Ultrasound in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Please call Friendship Veterinary Hospital at 850-862-9813 if you have any questions regarding our ultrasound facilities or procedures or to make an appointment!