Dog ultrasound is one of the many tools used to help diagnose cancer. Best of all? It’s painless!
Veterinarian Adrienne Anderson explains how ultrasound for dogs works, when it is used, and where you can get it done with your dog. This “stellar diagnostic” lets your vet see what is going on inside your dog’s abdomen and heart in real time, without requiring sedation or surgery.
Many vet hospitals have their own basic ultrasound machine, or you can take your dog to a specialist to get a more thorough exam.
Listen in for all of the details on dog ultrasounds, as well as how this technology can be used to take biopsy samples.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
Ultrasound Examination in Dogs article: https://www.dogcancer.com/articles/diagnosis-and-medical-procedures/ultrasound-examination-in-dogs/
HIFU: How Sound Waves Can Destroy Tumors podcast
Dog Cancer Diagnosis: An Overview article
Radiographs (X-Rays) for Dogs article
3:34 What Ultrasound Can Show
5:42 Getting an Ultrasound
11:07 Ultrasound Guided Biopsy and Cystocentesis
21:13 Extremely Safe
About Today’s Guest, Dr. Adrienne Anderson:
Dr. Anderson grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. She left for college to attend CU Boulder and majored in geography and anthropology. She subsequently went on to earn a Master’s degree in physical anthropology. With a long-held passion for animal care, she began working in veterinary medicine after graduation.
A painful cancer diagnosis in her own dog catalyzed a desire to be a veterinarian. She went back to school to complete the necessary coursework to apply to veterinary school. She attended Colorado State University and became a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She had both of her two beautiful baby girls during her education there.
She lives in Boulder, CO, with her two daughters and husband. Dr. Anderson has been practicing small animal medicine since graduation and is thrilled to now be able to combine her passion for communication, writing, and medicine to help a large population learn about and process topics in canine cancer.
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