Ultrasound

Dr. Spurgeon performing an ultrasound.

At Sand Lake Animal Clinic we offer ultrasound examinations as a safe, repeatable way to look inside your pets body. Ultrasound has also become a very useful tool for many other situations. We may request an ultrasound exam of your pet for one of the following reasons:

  • Abnormal bloodwork
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that has lasted for a long time
  • Weight loss with no change in eating habits
  • Chronic infections
  • Change in urinary habits
  • Baseline ultrasound for future examination (geriatric patients)
  • Recheck on previous problem
  • Cancer staging
  • Fluid in chest or abdomen
  • Pregnancy
  • Pre-surgical
  • To permit biopsy