Radiographs or “x-rays” allow a veterinarian to capture images of the bones and internal organs of your pet. Radiographs are very safe and can be easily taken with your pet lying still on an x-ray table. Sometimes sedation is needed in order to get the necessary films. Radiographs can tell a veterinarian a lot about the structure of different parts of the body. There are many reasons why a veterinarian might recommend that a radiograph be taken. Some of these include the evaluation of broken bones, looking for a foreign object that a patient may have swallowed, or diagnosing pregnancy.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a significant health concern for cats and dogs. There are many underlying causes of hypertension including specific disease conditions, certain medications, and age. Your veterinarian may need to check your pet’s blood pressure if they have any of these concerns. Fortunately, this is both painless and non-invasive. Blood pressure screening is routinely recommended for senior pets as well.
ONE OF THE MOST URGENT QUESTIONS REGARDING COVID19 IS/ CAN YOUR PET TRANSMIT THE VIRUS TO YOU OR CAN YOU TRANSMIT THE VIRUS TO YOUR PETS?
THE MOST CURRENT DATA FROM THE CDC AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERTS ALONG WITH MEDICAL AND VETERINARY HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS SAY THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT DOMESTIC PETS OR LIVESTOCK CAN SPREAD THE DISEASE TO PEOPLE AND ALSO NO EVIDENCE THAT HUMANS CAN TRANSMIT THE VIRUS TO DOMESTIC PETS OR LIVESTOCK IN THE US.
THOUSANDS OF ANIMALS HAVE BEEN TESTED FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE VIRUS AND THERE HAVE BEEN NO CONFIRMED CASES IN DOMESTIC PETS ONLY THE ONE POSITIVE RESULT IN THE TIGER IN THE BRONX ZOO. tHE TIGER SHOWED MILD SYMPTOMS AND IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.
iT IS SAFE TO HUG AND PET YOUR 4LEGGED FRIENDS DURING THIS STRESSFUL TIME AND THEY WILL BRING YOU HOPE AND PEACE DURING THE OUTBREAK.
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