Most parents know what an ultrasound is because they have had experience with it during pregnancy. However, most pet parents do not realize that they are useful in diagnosing and treating dogs and cats as well. Ultrasounds are a non-invasive diagnostic tool that vets use to examine the inside of a pet's body. It can examine a multitude of health challenges that can affect your pet's internal organs.
It can sometimes be difficult to decide whether something can be considered an emergency or not, especially when you are worried about the health and safety of your pet. To take great care of your pet, it is important to be able to recognize and act upon any abnormalities that could be signs that they are sick or injured and ensure they get the help that they need.
The natural curiosity of many animals means that, given the chance, they will be all too happy to take a bite of whatever looks tasty, including human food. While there are plenty of things that we eat that are safe for our animals to consume, there are just as many that could prove dangerous, or even deadly. Toxicity levels of different foods vary based on what they are and your pet’s body weight, so vets advise that owners should keep them far away from animals in any quantity.
Just like us, our pets can become suddenly injured or sick. Since they cannot tell us what is wrong or just how bad they might be feeling, they rely on their owners to spot the signs of a problem and get them veterinary medical care. This can be difficult since animals naturally try to mask any signs of vulnerability – including pain, injuries, and illness.