Bridletowne Warden Animal Hospital in Scarborough has a full service X-ray machine on site. X-rays are useful in examining your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas. An X-ray can spot a fractured bone, detect cancerous tumors, diagnose Heartworm disease or locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet's stomach. When used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures like ultrasound, X-rays can accurately diagnose problems, making the treatment plan easier for your pet–and your veterinarian.
Our pet hospital is outfitted with a veterinarian-operated ultrasound service that performs ultrasound examinations within our facility. Ultrasound is a pain-free, totally non-invasive technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a real-time image of your pet's internal organs. Often considered more exact for soft-tissue imaging than radiographs, ultrasound provides a movie of what is happening inside your pet's body.
With an endoscope, we can perform a more complete examination of the GI tract, including the esophagus, stomach, and some areas of the intestines. The endoscope allows the veterinarian to visualize areas that would normally not be accessible without invasive surgery. The scope is equipped with a lighted camera and pictures can be transferred to a monitor to be better evaluated by the veterinarian. Using the scope, a doctor can diagnose gastrointestinal disorders, cancerous growths, polyps and much more.
For more information about our Scarborough veterinary diagnostic services or to set up an appointment, please call us at (416) 491-8706.