You may have heard of CT scans from a friend or family member (human ones!), and CT scans for animals are very similar to CT scans for humans. The main purpose of a CT scan is to take a closer look internally at your pet’s head, organs, bones, or muscle. The only difference between the one your pet will get and one you might get is that your pet will require anesthesia (in order to keep them calm and still during the scan).
The veterinarians at Cooper City Animal Clinic use CT scans to check for abnormalities in your pet. The most common reason to use a CT scan for pets are to detect, diagnose, or check the spread of cancer. Other common reasons include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Head trauma
- Nasal diseases
- Inner ear and middle ear disorders
- Lung diseases
- Orthopedic conditions, such as joint degeneration
- Brain or spinal conditions
- Dental disease, such as abscess
CT scans are completely safe for pets, as they usually only require one or two in their lifetime. Therefore, they are the safest and most effective way to detect and diagnose illnesses and conditions that may otherwise go undetected in regular wellness examinations.
If you’re looking for more information regarding CT scans, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our helpful staff is eager to answer any and all questions you may have.
We can’t wait to meet and service your pet at Cooper City Animal Clinic! Our friendly staff of veterinarians in Cooper City are welcoming new pet owners today!