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August 16, 2013

Paw Prints: Seeing your pet from the inside out

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Today, both digital radiographs and ultrasound are typically offered in up-to-date primary care veterinary facilities. Sometimes, though, this isn’t enough, and you may be sent to a referral hospital for advanced imaging with a specialist team.

CT scan and MRI are available at these big referral centers. They can provide a way to look inside the brain and spinal cord for tumors, or deep inside the middle ear for chronic infection. CT scan and MRI require very specialized and costly equipment that is not available in general practice. These diagnostic images can provide the answers to help make your pet better.

You love your pet from outside in and from inside out. Diagnostic imaging offers fantastic tools to help keep your Fido and Fluffy in picture-perfect health.

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Dr. Heidi Bassler practices at Bassler Veterinary Hospital (www.BasslerVet.com). She hosts a radio show, “Your Pet’s Health,” every Sunday morning at 8:30 on AM-1450 WNBP. Do you have questions for Dr. Bassler? Send them to heidibasslerdvm@comcast.net.

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