Why Do Veterinarians Recommend Ultrasounds?
An ultrasound is an extremely important tool that can be used by a Veterinarian for 3 main reasons:
- Diagnosing an existing issue
- Screening for potential problems
- Determining pregnancy
The main issues that can be identified with an ultrasound exam include:
- Bladder stones
- Kidney stones
Benefits of Ultrasound Technology
- It is a non-invasive diagnostic test, so anesthesia is NOT required.
- It is painless for your pet, so you do not have to worry about causing them harm.
- It is a quick test that usually takes only 15-30 minutes.
- It can uncover “hidden” or untreated issues like masses, cysts, nodules or abscesses that may not be diagnosable through other tests such as x-rays.
- A Veterinarian can make immediate findings, diagnose issues in real time and provide prompt solutions.
What To Expect
How Much Does a Dog or Cat Ultrasound Cost?
The price for an ultrasound for your cat or dog is typically between $200-400 dollars.
Difference Between Ultrasounds and X-Rays
Need to Schedule a Pet Ultrasound in Chicago?
VIP Vet Visit provides mobile ultrasound services for dogs, cats and other other small animals in the comfort of your home while utilizing the latest and most advanced ultrasound technology on the market.
Since all of our ultrasound exams are performed by licensed veterinarians, you will receive in-depth analysis from a vet who can interpret the results with you in real time. We eliminate the wait time for 3rd party interpretations and can provide an immediate treatment plan from the findings. We also use low stress handling techniques to create a friendly fear free environment, which makes the ultrasound process as enjoyable as a belly rub.
At-home ultrasound service areas in the south Chicago suburbs include:
Orland Park • Orland Hills • Mokena • Oak Forest • Tinley Park • Frankfort • Homer Glen • New Lenox • Lemont • Palos Park • Palos Hills • Lockport • Chicago Ridge • Midlothian • Crestwood • Alsip • Bolingbrook • Woodridge • Darien • Palisades • Burr Ridge • Countryside • Hickory Hills • Oak Lawn • Bridgeview • Burbank •Bedford Park • Homewood