Ultrasound is a valuable imaging procedure that is often used to complement radiographs. This state of the art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine the structure and function of internal organs. It's most commonly performed in the the chest and abdominal cavities. Ultrasound is especially helpful when diagnosing bladder conditions.
When can an ultrasound confirm my pet's pregnancy?
Ultrasound can be used to confirm your pet's pregnancy in as early as 25 days. Radiographs can be taken after 50 days to determine the number and general size of the puppies or kittens.