Pet Ultrasound in Montclair, CA

What is Pet Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time internal image of an animal’s body, providing important information about the functioning and health of a pet’s internal organs. Using harmless sound waves, an ultrasound produces a moving picture of your pet’s organs, allowing for a non-invasive, pain-free means of diagnosis. At Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital, our advanced ultrasound technology equips our team of veterinary professionals to provide the highest standard of care for your pets.

Common reasons to ultrasound your pet:

  • Their abdomen is distended
  • To assess the risk of going under anesthesia
  • They have been diagnosed with a heart murmur
  • Vomiting cats to check for causes such as inflammatory bowel disease, triaditis, pancreatitis and to rule out lymphoma
  • Enlarged organs found on x-rays can be closely examined and if needed a needle sample may be taken for analysis of many conditions such as cancer
  • If your pet may be pregnant
  • Painful abdomens in dogs/cats
  • To check for spread of cancer or to check for the primary origin of a tumor
  • To check for abdominal fluid/bleeding
  • Diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease related to adrenal tumors
  • If your veterinarian recommended it

Why is a Pet Ultrasound Needed?

Ultrasounds can be used to evaluate almost all the soft tissues in the body. This service can help our team diagnose a broad range of conditions, such as:

  • Heart conditions (examining the heart’s structure and function)
  • Abdominal issues (detecting changes in liver, kidneys, bladder, etc.)
  • Pregnancy checkups (confirming and monitoring pregnancy)
  • Tumors or masses (detecting and assessing their location, size, and effect on surrounding organs)
  • Infections or diseases (identifying changes to organ architecture)

The ultrasound’s non-invasive nature means your pet experiences no discomfort and requires no recovery time, often eliminating the need for exploratory surgery.

Benefits of Pet Ultrasound

Non-Invasive and Painless

Unlike other diagnostic methods, ultrasounds do not require sedation or anesthesia. It is completely painless and often comfortable for the pet.

Immediate Results

Unlike X-rays that need time for film development, an ultrasound provides instant images. This immediate feedback allows our veterinarians to make a quick and accurate diagnosis.

Detailed View

An ultrasound can detect issues that X-rays cannot. It provides a detailed view of the pet’s organs, highlighting any irregularities.

Safe for All Pets

Since ultrasound doesn’t involve radiation, it’s safe for all pets, including pregnant females and young puppies or kittens.

Schedule an Ultrasound Appointment Today!

When it comes to your pet’s health, waiting isn’t an option. Trust our team at Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet deserves. An ultrasound can provide us with valuable insight into your pet’s health, aiding in early detection and treatment of potential issues.

For any questions or to schedule an ultrasound appointment, contact us today or call us at 909-946-3211. We are committed to providing the best possible veterinary care for your pet. Remember, at Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital, your pet’s well-being is our number one priority.