Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Depending on your cat’s symptoms, there are times when your veterinarian may want to do an x-ray on your pet. An x-ray can be a useful tool in helping your veterinarian with a diagnosis. X-rays can show broken or injured bones and can also be used to diagnose many other illnesses. Abdominal x-rays can show if your cat has eaten something it shouldn’t have, or show a possible obstruction. It can also give the veterinarian an image of the kidneys, liver, spleen, uterus and bladder. Chest x-rays can be useful in diagnosing disorders of the lungs, brachial passages and heart. Your veterinarian will advise you if x-rays are a recommended diagnostic for your pet.
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that has a short wavelength. Because of this short wavelength, x-rays are able to penetrate and be absorbed as they pass through the body, thus, creating the image you see on an x-ray film.
Does the clinic also do feline dental x-rays?
Yes, here at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital, dental x-rays are often performed on cats undergoing a dental cleaning.
How much do cat x-rays cost?
The cost of x-rays varies greatly depending on what is being x-rayed and how many views are being taken. Your veterinarian will be able to provide you with an exact price of what x-rays will cost, depending on your pet’s specific needs.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective Monday, July 13, 2020 we have made some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 780.458.3833. We will take a history of your pet from outside of your car, if you choose to, we will then allow 1 family member with a mask per appointment in the clinic. Once inside you will be directed to an exam room. We have put special measures in place to keep you, your pets and our staff safe.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital