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Digital radiographs (x-rays) provide us with a quick snapshot of your pet’s health and can be used to diagnose many ailments, including:
Diseases of the heart or lungs
Spinal cord issues
Pre-screening for breeding purposes
Digital x-rays are an extremely helpful diagnostic tool. They are clean, precise, and almost instantaneous. Digital x-rays facilitate a more accurate diagnosis and are a non-invasive way to identify health problems in your pet. They also require less radiation than traditional methods, making the process safer for you and your companion.
Our ultrasound equipment provides a live picture of your pet’s internal organs, even the beat of the heart. Ultrasounds are used to diagnose a variety of conditions, including:
Heart valve abnormalities
Some forms of cancer
Diseases of the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, and bowels
Abnormal lumps or masses
This non-invasive option offers a comprehensive picture of your pet’s internal organs, blood flow, and overall health. Ultrasounds also allow us to diagnose many issues without the need for a referral, saving you time and money in the long run.
An endoscopy is performed when a visual look into your pet’s esophagus, upper intestines, or stomach is necessary. During the procedure, a camera is inserted through the mouth, providing more information about your pet’s condition. Bloody stool and vomiting are common reasons a veterinarian might perform an endoscopy on your pet.
The endoscope is a key diagnostic tool that helps us identify problems in your pet’s upper intestinal tract. This small camera is useful to:
Get a visual image of the inner surface of the upper intestinal tract, including the stomach and esophagus
Remove foreign objects or body materials from the area
Collect biopsies or other samples from the stomach or intestines
An endoscopy is performed with very little discomfort to your animal. As with every procedure, our team strives to make this a stress-free, pleasant experience for both you and your pet. Once the endoscopy is complete, your veterinarian will walk you through the results and answer any questions you may have.
An unexplained cough or wheezing from your pet can be a sign that something is amiss in his or her respiratory system. A bronchoscopy is commonly used to:
Evaluate abnormalities in the airway
Obtain tissue samples
Remove lumps or other objects
Check for airway collapse or compression
Treat lesions or sores in the respiratory system
At Goldorado Animal Hospital, we ensure your pet’s safety and comfort by performing the procedure under anesthesia. We then insert a small camera through the throat. This provides a better image and a more accurate diagnosis of what ails your pet.