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Dog X-Ray and Ultrasound

Dog X-ray and Ultrasound

When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.

How do you use X-ray and radiology services at your hospital?


X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools.

We offer digital radiology (x-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film). This technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays.

To avoid a blurry image, the pet needs to remain completely still while we take an x-ray. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia.

How should I prepare my dog for their X-ray appointment?


If sedation is needed it will require fasting overnight. Pets should fast for a minimum of 6 hours before an appointment for abdominal X-rays.

How much does a dog X-ray exam cost?


If X-rays are recommended, they would be part of a treatment plan prepared for you at the initial consultation.

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Last updated: September 22, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the recent move to Stage 3 in British Columbia, we are pleased to be able to make some modifications to our operating policies.

1. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

2. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2021): 8:00am – 1:00pm
Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2021): Closed
Boxing Day (Dec. 26, 2021): Closed
New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31, 2021): 8:00am – 3:00pm
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2022): Closed

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Alouette Animal Hospital

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