San Juan provides Digital Radiology. Digital Radiology allows us to look inside the body and create images of the body organs and limbs to diagnose illness and injury.
Heart disease is fairly common among dogs and cats, especially once they become senior pets. Certain breeds are also more prone to developing heart conditions, including Boxers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and Maine coon cats, to name a few. That’s why it’s so important to have regular pet wellness exams. The earlier a pet heart problem is diagnosed and treated, the better it will be for your pet’s overall health and well-being.
Protecting your pet’s heart is important. And like us, there are a number of common sense approaches to caring for your pet’s heart. Maintaining your pet at a healthy weight and encouraging plenty of physical exercise is a great start to keeping your pet’s heart healthy.
Likewise, regular dental care, both at home and through veterinary dental exams, is key to protecting your pet’s heart, too. In fact, it may surprise you to know that the number-one cause of heart disease in pets is poor dental health.
One of the diagnostic tools San Juan Animal Hospital uses most is ultrasound, which allows us to visualise the internal structure of the body’s internal organs.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your pet’s thoracic and abdominal organs, muscles , ligaments and tendons.
Ultrasound gives us another powerful tool that we can use to detect and help diagnose illness and injuries in your pet.