Radiology - Can I stay with my pet?

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Can I stay with my pet and hold it while it is being xrayed?

No. Some people believe that their pet will be less anxious if they stay with it and reassure it. However, you can’t explain to your pet in words that the procedure will be painless and over quickly.

Your pet will still be in an unfamiliar environment and will still be positioned and restrained in an unfamiliar way. Most pets will struggle more if their owner is present as they seek to be rescued from the frightening situation by their owner.

We are also legally bound to adhere to a strict policy of minimising radiation exposure. That means keeping the number of people in the radiology section to an absolute minimum whilst imaging is occurring.