Radiology & Cat X-Rays

Keep your feline friend happy and healthy with reliable diagnostic imaging and x-rays, with Brisbane's finest vets professionals

Diagnostic Imaging For Cats & Kittens

Getting The Best Care For Your Feline

At The House Call Vet, our team of veterinary professionals understand that your feline companion’s health is of the utmost importance to you. 

From regular check-ups to annual vaccinations and everything in between we want to do everything we can to ensure our companions are happy and healthy! That’s why we offer state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and x-ray technology to help diagnose and treat your cat quickly and accurately. 

Whether it’s part of a routine checkup or to diagnose an illness, our advanced technology ensures that your cat is getting the best possible care. To learn more, or to book your next appointment, get in touch with our team today!


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THCV vet taking x-ray for cat gum disease

About Cat X-Rays

The Benefits of Diagnostic Imaging

Regular wellness checkups, including x-rays, are essential for maintaining the health and well-being of your feline friend. As cats are notorious for hiding their pain and symptoms until they become seriously ill, x-rays can help identify underlying health issues early on, before they become life-threatening.

We understand how much your cat means to you, which is why we are committed to providing the best possible care. Our experienced team is highly skilled in performing cat x-rays and will take every precaution to ensure that your cat is relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.


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Does Your Cat Need An X-Ray?

Oftentimes, determining the underlying cause of your cat’s symptoms can be challenging, especially without an X-ray.  At The House Call Vet, we prioritise the prompt and precise diagnosis of your feline companion’s health concerns. To achieve this, we employ advanced x-ray technology, enabling us to produce clear and accurate images of your cat’s internal structures. This way, we can identify any potential health issues your cat may be facing in a timely and effective manner. Some of the health issues that can be detected through diagnostic imaging and x-rays include:

Cat X-Rays & Illness Prevention

Bone Fractures

An x-ray is the best way to diagnose a fracture and will help our team of vets to develop the best treatment plan for your cat.

Hip Dysplasia

In cats with hip dysplasia, the leg ball and socket do not fit or develop properly and will rub and grind instead of sliding smoothly. This results in deterioration over time and an eventual loss of function of the joint itself.

Heart Conditions

Cats with heart conditions, whether developed or congenital, can be difficult to diagnose without an x-ray. Heart disease is a catch-all term used to represent a number of issues that affects your cat’s heart or blood vessels and interferes with their normal functions.

Respiratory Conditions

Respiratory diseases are common in cats and can be diagnosed and confirmed via x-ray. By looking at the lungs and heart, our vets can check for infections, pneumonia, and other respiratory conditions.

Intestinal Obstructions

Cats are naturally curious, and many have a desire to eat or chew meat and fish which contains bones. If a bowel obstruction does occur, treating your cat with an x-ray will allow for prompt care and medical attention to help minimize the consequences.

Internal Trauma

After an accident, it is vital to bring your cat in for x-rays to rule out internal injuries. Many times, these types of injuries are not visible on the outside and can only be detected with imaging.

What To Expect In A Cat X-Ray

Understanding the X-Ray Process

Whether for a routine check-up or emergency care, our x-ray process is typically the same. Our practice incorporates an innovative house call service with state of the art clinics equipped with digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, and in-house biochemistry and hematology.

During the initial consultation, we will take a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination on your cat.

Then, our experienced team will gently position your cat on the imaging table to obtain the clearest image possible.

While most cats can remain awake during the x-ray process, we may administer anesthesia to cats who need to be in a complicated position, are in pain or are aggressive, to ensure their comfort and safety.

We understand that a visit to the vet can be a daunting experience, particularly in emergencies or when your furry companion is in pain. That’s why we strive to provide a seamless and stress-free experience while delivering exceptional care to your beloved pet. 

To learn more about our radiology service, get in touch with us today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have another question? Get in touch with The House Call Vet today and our team of experts can assist.

Yes. X-rays are safe for cats. If you are concerned about the use of diagnostic imaging and your cat’s health, be sure to speak to our veterinarians. We can help you better understand the x-ray process.

X-rays can help vets to get a view of your pet’s bones, tissues, and internal organs so that they can diagnose issues such as broken bones, bladder stones, swallowing foreign objects, and more. They are also used to diagnose tumours and enlarged organs. Similarly, they can help owners prepare for the birth of kittens and decide whether a c-section may be required. 

Typically there is no preparation for x-rays. However, we will examine you pet and then determine if diagnostic imaging is needed.

Sedation is sometimes required in order to get a clear X-ray. If your cat is calm, not in too much pain, and able to lay in a comfortable position while the X-ray is being taken, sedation will not be necessary. However, if they are moving too much or are in pain, sedation will be administered to ensure a clean and clear image.

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