See Beneath The Surface

Advanced diagnostics saves lives.


The Gentle Vet veterinarians use X-rays daily to help diagnose an array of problems, because the testing is fast, non-invasive, pain-free, and provides a wealth of diagnostic information. X-rays not only evaluate bones and joints to look for fractures, tumors, or arthritis, but they also provide an “inside look” of your pet’s chest or abdomen and their internal organs.

Using X-rays to Diagnose Pet Health Conditions

The X-ray beams pass through some tissues more easily, and show bone and metal as bright white, and soft internal organs as distinct shades of gray. X-rays may be recommended if your pet has any of the following conditions:

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain or distention
  • Coughing, wheezing, or trouble breathing
  • Heart murmur
  • Limping, weakness, or paralysis
  • Trauma
  • Urinary tract problems