Xrays are a very important tool to help us diagnose diseases, particularly for conditions involving the bones, chest or abdomen.
Mont Albert Vet has a hospital-grade Xray machine to take Xrays, or radiographs, of your pet.
Taking an Xray does not hurt your pet or cause your pet any pain.
What happens to my pet when it is booked in for Xrays?
Your pet will sometimes need to be admitted into our hospital for a day or half-day to have Xrays done. You should not feed your pet on the morning of admission as they may need a sedative or an anaesthetic before the Xrays are taken.
Once the Xrays are done we will give you a call or book an appointment for our vets to show you the images and discuss the diagnosis and a treatment plan.
Why do pets need to be sedated to have Xrays taken?
When people have Xrays taken the radiographer asks us to keep perfectly still, often in unnatural positions. Most pets will never lie still for long enough in the correct position for us to be able to take good quality Xrays. Sedation or anaesthesia allow us to get the best possible Xrays to aid diagnosis.