You always expect that your cat will always be the happy pet to greet you when you get home. But when it does not seem to appreciate the cuddling and the strokes that you usher him and it seems that it wants to be on its own all the time and not even wanting to be touched, there must be something wrong with your pet. It just cannot say, “Ouch.”
An instant behavioral change on a pet should alarm a pet owner. Much more if the change has taken for more than a while. Your fur baby might have some illness that you do not know. Bringing your cat to a veterinarian should be the wisest thing to do on this matter.
Feline X-ray is one of the most common tools used by veterinarians on pet cats to determine what is causing your cat to be sick. When on the x-ray table, the cat is held to keep him still but it the cat is aggressive, in pain, or when it requires a complicated position, your cat may need to be administered with anesthesia. Here are some reasons why having your cat undergo a cat x ray is vital part of your duties as a loving and responsible pet owner.
It Can Diagnose a Wide Range of Diseases
Feline X-rays are extremely helpful in establishing many kinds of diseases in cats. It can help in determining respiratory disorders like asthma, pneumonia, and bronchitis. It can also evaluate heart diseases and any ailment in the chest region. Abnormalities in other organs like the kidneys, liver, intestines, bladder, and uterus can also be detected by a feline X-ray. When you suspect your cat to be hurt from a fall, you can also bring it for an x-ray to check on its joints, bones and teeth.
It Is Safe
While some pet owners may be wary of the bad effects of radiation that their pet cats will be exposed to, rest assured that the amount of radiation used to obtain images from the feline x-ray is only in small amounts that cannot cause any harm.
It Is Non-Invasive
X-rays are diagnostic procedures that are non-invasive. This means that no foreign instrument shall be introduced into your cat’s body so that there will be no cuts that will be done on your pet. And unless necessary, even a needle is not used. Needles are only used when administering anesthesia.
While humans should have a yearly medical check-up, we should also bring our cats for x-ray at least once a year.