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: March 14, 2022

Dear Clients,

We are happy to announce that as of March 21, 2022, we will be reopening our doors (with some restrictions).

Here are some important changes to consider when visiting the hospital:


Food and Medication Pick Up

Face Masks are required to enter the building and must remain on for the duration of your visit.


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.

Our team is very excited to start welcoming you back into the hospital! We kindly ask for your patience while we make these adjustments. Any kind of disrespectful behaviour will not be tolerated by our team and may result in the denial of service. Please be kind, we're all in this together.

- Your dedicated team at Morrisburg Animal Hospital