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Signs My Dog Needs An MRI

Close Up Image of a Brown Dog's Paws

What Is an MRI and How Can it Help My Dog?

An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a diagnostic tool used to create images of the inside of the body. It's often used to diagnose medical conditions in humans, but can also be beneficial for dogs. An MRI can help diagnose a variety of illnesses and injuries in canines, so it's important to be aware of the symptoms alerting you that they may need an MRI.

My Dog Is Limping

One of the most common signs that something is wrong with your dog is if they start to limp. If your furry friend starts to favor one leg over the other, it's important to take them to the vet right away. There are a number of reasons why your dog may be limping, but one possibility is they have an injury that needs to be assessed. With that, an MRI can be a helpful tool in diagnosing the source of your dog's limp.

My Dog Is Vocalizing More Than Usual

If your dog starts to whine, cry, or bark more than they normally do, it could be a sign that something is wrong. Dogs communicate through their vocalizations, so it's important to pay attention to any changes in their sound. This is especially true if your dog starts making noises or sounds they've never made before. If you're concerned about your dog's vocalizations, contact our veterinarian in Los Angeles today.

My Dog Isn't Eating

One of the most important things to pay attention to with your dog is their appetite. If your dog stops eating or drinking, this is a sign you’ll want to pay attention to. There are a number of reasons why your dog may not be eating, but one possibility is that they're in pain. An MRI can help diagnose the source of your dog's pain and get them the treatment they need.