National statistics show that over the last 5 years or so, we’ve seen a steady increase in the rise of exotic pets across the country. One could place this trend at the feet of a few different reasons, from pop culture making them more attractive as an option to growth in appropriate pet care products making their care more feasible. However, care goes beyond what you do in the home; sometimes we need a veterinary professional that can handle a pet’s needs. Here’s how digital radiography can be a useful tool for practices in this regard.
Perhaps the most important tool for digital radiography for exotic pets is the added diagnostic support. Some exotic pets, like reptiles, may not have the obvious tells and symptoms that cats and dogs may have when it comes to certain medical conditions. Obviously, regular vet appointments are essential, but so is having the tools to determine if there are any issues. Digital radiography not only makes it easier to capture quality images of a pet’s internal workings but also makes it easier to organize when it comes to charting progress over time, like following a surgical procedure.
In addition, some exotic pets, especially smaller ones, may have more sensitivity to radiation than your typical dog or cat. Because it gives off less radiation by nature, digital radiography makes for more peace of mind for veterinarians and pet owners alike.
Not all veterinarians serve exotic pets, but it’s important that those that do have the necessary equipment they need to handle these unique patients. Part of this is using digital radiography for diagnosis in their unique bodily system. At JPI Healthcare Solutions, we understand this need and bring our DirectVet 110-V DR System to the table to support exotic and conventional pets. No matter what your clientele, you can make use of our comprehensive but user-friendly ExamVue software, digital detector, and veterinary table.