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Ultrasound

A Painless, Radiation Free Diagnostic Tool

Ultrasound is a procedure used to diagnose and evaluate different internal health problems, including liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and more. Typically, an ultrasound will detect fluid buildup, cysts, tumors, and abscesses that indicate illness, injury, or disease. Additionally, veterinarians can use ultrasound to confirm and monitor a pet’s pregnancy. Ultrasound does not work in examining the lungs or bones.

Ultrasounds work by sending out high frequency sound waves. These sound waves bounce off your pet’s organs, thus creating a digital image. This image then allows veterinarians to examine and diagnose any issues that occur within the body. Ultrasound exams typically take between 15 and 30 minutes, and it is necessary for the fur on your pet’s abdomen to be shaved.

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Benefits of Ultrasound

Common Symptoms That Warrant an Ultrasound Exam

  • Urogenital issues
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Fluid in the abdomen
  • Lack of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Abnormal bloodwork

24-Hour Service

At Lafayette Veterinary Care Center, our diagnostic tools are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are dedicated to helping your pet and are happy to offer our services all day and night. No matter what type of service you and your pet need, we are open and happy to help. Whether you need an ultrasound at 8 PM or you experience a pet emergency at 3 AM, our veterinarians are here to care for your pet.