The Picture Worth a Thousand Words: The Value of Veterinary Ultrasound

Veterinary ultrasound is an important veterinary diagnostic tool

While many people have seen an ultrasound image before (who hasn’t been subjected to in utero baby pics on social media?), most don’t realize how valuable a diagnostic tool this imaging modality can be. Veterinary ultrasound is a staple in what we do here at Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center, and a tool we’re not so sure we could live without.

What Veterinary Ultrasound Does

Veterinary ultrasound is a valuable diagnostic tool because it is safe, non-invasive, and provides a wealth of information about the patient. Here’s how it works:

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Recognizing the Early Warns Signs of Pet Diabetes

iStock_000014192263_Large (2)Type 2 diabetes or diabetes mellitus has become an epidemic in the United States, affecting millions of Americans. But, did you know that the incidents of pet diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate, with an estimated 1 in 200 dogs and 1 in 150 cats diagnosed with the disease?

Recent statistics show that pet obesity has become a major problem in this country, with more than 57% of cats considered overweight, and 55% of dogs. And, obesity coupled with a lack of exercise are two of the most significant indicators of risk of insulin resistant diabetes. Continue…