Why do pets need to be sedated or anaesthetised to have radiographs taken?
When we have radiographs taken the radiographer asks us to keep perfectly still, often in unnatural positions. Most pets don't lie still enough, in the correct position, for us to take good quality radiographs required to diagnose their condition. Sedation and anaesthesia allow us to get the most useful radiographs possible, whilst keeping your pet calm, pain free and safe from injury. Once the radiographs are taken, and it is safe to do so, your pet will get a small meal and will be made ready for collection