Ultrasounds are also used to diagnose pregnancies and track development because they allow for real-time monitoring.
How soon will my pet have an ultrasound?
When our veterinarians at Council Veterinary Hospital discover anomalies in blood work or x-rays, or when they need to keep track of a disease process, an ultrasound is typically advised. It is also possible to use ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy.
What happens during an ultrasound test?
High-frequency sound waves are focused into the desired location by ultrasound equipment in a narrow beam. In the tissues they come into contact with, the sound waves either pass through, reflect, or absorb. Any echoes created by reflected ultrasound waves will be heard.