If our patients could say to us: “Sorry guys – I was chewing on my tennis ball and I just got this crazy idea in my head – SO I SWALLOWED IT!!” Our job would be a lot easier. Since English is not a straight forward activity for your pet – we need to use other tools to tell what is going on.
Radiographs (x-rays) are one of the most commonly performed diagnostic test in veterinary medicine. X-rays allow us to look at many organ systems in your pet’s body – including there skeletal system, lungs, heart, trachea, esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, liver, kidneys, spleen, bladder, etc.
We are thrilled at Parkside to offer digital x-rays for our patients. What does this mean? Digital x-ray allows us to be able to change the “contrast” or shades of an x-ray – making it easier to pick up on many many conditions. It also means that your pet has to spend only a few seconds on the x-ray table – since there is not wait time for developing – we snap a picture and can see your pets radiograph in 5-6 seconds.
The other wonderful thing about digital x-ray is that we can send your pet’s x-ray to specialists all over the world with the click of a mouse. At Parkside we pride ourselves on knowing when to ask for help and how to get it. Results from specialists can come back as fast as half an hour in emergency situations. Living in North Bay no longer needs to mean less access to specialized medical care for your pet.