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Xray of side of dog's body

X-Ray Services for Pets

Like bloodwork, visual exams and urine tests, X-rays are a diagnostic tool used to retrieve and analyze information about your pet’s well-being. With these scans, our veterinary team can properly diagnose any conditions that your pet may have, so that we can prescribe the correct treatment to get them on the path to good health. If you have any further questions about our ultrasound and X-ray services, please do not hesitate to call us at 613.543.2812.

Will x-rays harm my pet?

Not at all. These scans are minimally invasive and your pet will be outfitted with protective gear to protect them from the miniscule levels of radiation emitted by the machine.

Can I hold my pet during their scan?

Unfortunately, you cannot accompany your pet in the space where we conduct the imaging scan. Our hospital must strictly enforce this rule to adhere to radiation safety regulations. But don’t worry! Our technicians will make sure that your pet is comfortable and in good spirits.

Why would my pet need an X-ray?

When the veterinarian wants a closer look at your pet’s body, or if they want to confirm or rule out any possible diagnoses, that is usually when an X-ray will be conducted. For example, X-rays are typically done for instances involving swallowed items, bone fractures and cancers.

Will my dog or cat need to be sedated during their X-ray?

It depends. For furry friends with a calm and gentle nature, manual restraint is enough to keep them still long enough for the scan. But, most pets are put under anesthesia. This helps to prevent them from feeling any anxiety towards the procedure. It also allows us to get the most accurate scans, especially for parts of the body that would require us to place your pet in an uncomfortable position.

Last updated: December 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

To ensure you have adequate supplies for the holiday season, please order prescription refills by December 22nd. Please consider ordering your pet's food through our online store. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

5. 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 Morrisburg Animal Hospital