Shawsheen Animal Hospital offers various specialized pet medical services for
HIGH quality CARE.
Since pets age at a much quicker rate than humans, these visits will become increasingly important in early detection of any changes in their health.
Ultrasound is a form of diagnostic imaging technology that’s used to evaluate a pet’s internal organs in real-time using sound waves. Ultrasound can be used to detect several conditions, including masses, tumors, underlying heart conditions, and pregnancy. Echocardiograms (cardiac ultrasounds) allow veterinarians to see inside a patient’s heart. Abdominal and cardiac ultrasound services are available at our hospital via traveling board-certified specialists who routinely visit our practice.
X-rays allow us to examine your pet’s bones, heart, lungs, and abdomen and can detect fractures, foreign bodies, and several other conditions. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art digital X-ray technology, so results are immediate, much clearer, and we can easily be enhanced and emailed to a cardiac, orthopedic, or internal medicine specialist for immediate consults, if necessary. All X-rays are read and interpreted by a board-certified radiologist.
Digital radiography also saves you and your pet invaluable time. Unlike traditional radiographs, digital x-rays don’t need to be printed out. They’re instantly uploaded to a computer where they can be enhanced and manipulated for more accurate diagnoses of cavities and other issues. Perhaps most reassuring to the pet owner is the fact that digital radiography reduces the amount of radiation exposure to the patient by 70 percent.
If you have any questions about our advanced diagnostics, digital radiography, or if you’d like to schedule x-rays for your pet, give us a call at (978) 851-5558.
Does your pet have a chronic condition such as arthritis? Or an acute injury? Or maybe has just had surgery? Pet laser therapy could be the answer to relieving their pain without medications.
Our laser therapy device is used by trained technicians on your pet’s affected area and is useful for a wide range of conditions. We recommend it for:
- Degenerative joint disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical recovery
- Lick granulomas, hot spots, and other skin conditions
The number and length of pet laser therapy sessions will depend on your pet’s condition. Post-surgical recovery and wound healing may only need one session to stimulate healing, while chronic conditions such as arthritis will require a series of sessions. Laser therapy is cumulative, meaning subsequent sessions will build off one another and in time, the frequency will diminish. Your veterinarian will discuss your pet’s unique laser therapy plan with you at your appointment.
Interested in learning if laser therapy could help your pet? Schedule an appointment online or call us at (978) 851-5558.