X-rays (radiology) may be needed to determine if your cat or dog or exotic pet has a broken bone (fracture), a dislocation or other problem with a jiont, or some other abnormality with the skeleton. They can also help our skilled veterinarians determine if there is an enlarged heart, an abnormality with the lungs or airways, swollen organs in the abdomen, if your pet may have swallowed something harmful, has stones in the urinary bladder or kidneys, or other abnormalities. We also have the capability of performing dental x-rays to look for damaged or unhealthy teeth, periodontal disease, oral tumors, or jaw abnormalities. All of our x-rays are digital which allows them to be easily copied or sent electronically for a specialist's consultation. The general x-rays are stored in your pet's specific medical record in the computer system of Circle Veterinary Clinic for immediate retrieval and permanent security. Occasionally a pet will need to have sedation or anesthesia (see above tab) to be able to obtain good quality x-rays.