Canine X-Rays

 

A few of the many radiographs we take each month. Click on some of them and they will enlarge. You can see the detail available with our Digital Radiography.

That very large and rounded object in the chest of this dog is the heart. This is called cardiomegaly, and is due to heart failure.

This dog had chronic diarrhea that was finally diagnosed when an x-ray was taken. Those are 3 pennies in the rectum at the far right of the x-ray.


 

This Irish Setter has a condition know as bloat (GDV- Gastric Dilatation Volvulus). The large dark and circular area in the middle of the x-ray is a twisted and distended stomach. This is a very serious condition that requires immediate care.

 

 
Here is GDV one on a different dog. You can see the greatly distended stomach along with all the gas (dark areas) in the intestines on the right of the radiograph.

This is what a fractured femur (the one on the left) looks like months after it has healed.

 
 

How many puppies can you count in this pregnant dog ? Do you want to see how a C-Section is performed?

 
With our Digital X-Ray you can see more detail on a different dog- click on it to enlarge
 

The arrow points to arthritis in the spine, known as spondylosis. This is a common problem in many dogs as they age. We have numerous medications at our disposal that willhelp alleviate this painful affliction.

 
In this Digital Radiograph the spondylosis is so severe that nerves to the urinary bladder are not working well. The large round object on the right is the urinary bladder filled with urine because this pet cannot urinate properly. This is a painful condition that can lead to secondary infection and severe kidney problems.


 

All of these metallic objects (see arrows) are stainless steel sutures in Spunky. He is a Schnauzer that has gone through 3 abdominal surgeries. Two have been to remove bladder stones, one was to remove something he ate (you wouldn’t want to know what it was) that got lodged in his stomach.

 

 
The round white thing on the far right is a bladder stone in a different dog (urolithiasis). It is a Digital Radiograph, so click on it to enlarge. Do you see anything else in this radiograph?


 

The diffuse white area in the center of this dog’s abdomen is an abdominal tumor. Ultrasound will help pinpoint the exact location and will also enable us to peform a relatively simple biopsy.