In Roanoke, VA

Ultrasound is an Effective Way to See What is Going On Inside Your Cat

When your cat is not feeling well, sometimes it can be useful to see what is going on inside their body. Veterinarians to Cats offers ultrasound which allows us to create a picture of what is causing your cat to not be at their best. Cat owners are probably familiar with the use of ultrasound in people. Ultrasound used for cats is the same technology.  Ultrasound is painless and safe. It usually does not require anesthesia or a sedative for the procedure. For more information about ultrasound procedures contact Veterinarians to Cats at (540) 989-1400 to speak with one of our professional cat care experts.

Learn More About the Ultrasound Procedure at Veterinarians to Cats

To prepare for the ultrasound procedure, we shave the hair in the examination area of the abdomen or other area of the body. The cat is placed on a padded table and held so they are facing the examiner. The examiner applies a conductive gel to the probe connected to the ultrasound machine. The examiner moves the probe across the skin to view the organs. Ultrasound waves are transmitted from the probe and then bounce back as an image.

Ultrasound Helps Our Veterinarians Diagnose Many Medical Conditions

Ultrasound is a painless and non-invasive procedure that allows veterinarians to see inside the body of a cat. Through ultrasound, we can examine all major organ systems including the abdominal, heart, eyes, reproductive system, and many more. Ultrasound is extremely useful in examining the stomach and intestines for abdominal disorders. With ultrasound we can also see changes in shape, size, tissue density, and internal structure and position of organs. It may allow the examiner to find the cause behind unexplained vomiting, diarrhea, urination problems, loss of appetite, weight loss, and fever. For female cats, ultrasound can help identify reproduction abnormalities, and the number of kittens inside the womb for pregnant patients. In the case of suspected cancer, ultrasound can assist in locating masses and tumors.