Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
There are times when x-rays are needed to complete the diagnostic process and allow us to see what is going on inside your cat’s body. The clinic offers on-site diagnostic imaging thereby allowing us to have results within the same day. Once the x-ray process is completed, and the x-rays have been reviewed we can move forward and discuss the next options that are available in the treatment of your cat’s current health care issue.
During your visit to the vet clinic, your veterinarian may recommend performing x-rays of your cat. This is a useful diagnostic tool, used to help determine what is going on internally.
X-rays can be used to work up underlying causes of limping or lameness as it helps to assess any fractures/broken bones, dislocations, and arthritis. X-rays of the abdomen are very useful to assess for any visible foreign bodies causing obstruction, to look for masses, to evaluate the kidneys and to look for stones in the bladder. X-rays of the chest are used to assess the size and shape of the heart, to look for masses, and to assess the lungs for any diseases such as pneumonia or asthma.
X-rays involve having the cat lay down on the x-ray table. For some x-rays, we require cats to fast (no food before the appointment). This is advised if we need sedation for the pet, to keep them still for the best x-rays possible. If x-rays are taken of the bladder, we ask that our patients don’t go to the bathroom before the appointment – which sometimes is not the natural thing to ask of a cat – therefore we often will admit our feline patients and allow their bladder to fill up before taking the x-ray.
Do we take dental x-ray?
Dental radiographs are an important tool used during your cat’s dental examination and treatment – they give us an underlying picture of what is going on underneath the gum and jawline and allow us to understand the dental process better. Dental x-rays are taken during the dental surgery, and this will enable us to make important decisions regarding your cat’s dental procedure.
How much do cat x-rays cost?
Diagnostic imaging costs vary depending upon the type and number that are required – we will provide you with a treatment plan at the time of the examination; this plan will be tailored to your dog’s specific health care needs as presented at the time of the appointment.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
We are allowing 1 client in per pet into the hospital. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital for an examination.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own. While in the exam room please minimize contact and keep with our social distancing protocols in the confined space. We are unable to offer the use of our hospital washroom at this time.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. 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. You will be connected to an on-call veterinarian that may be located at a different hospital.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!