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Dear Cat

Are X rays advisable for Pets viz
Cats, Dogs, Horses, Rabbits, Birds, Fishes
for certain diseases diagnosis?

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Prashant

Answer
Hi Prashant

Yes, x-rays and CT scans are an essential tool for vets to diagnose problems in animals, such as broken bones, tumours, blockages and foreign objects.

Less common for fish, but for reptiles, mammals and birds they are used for diagnosis.

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Cat

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I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries and the proper welfare standards around housing rabbits (i.e. no wire floors, no small cages and they should be kept in properly bonded de-sexed pairs in very large enclosures). I cannot answer showing questions nor complex breeding issues as I do not agree with either, seeing the other end of the story in the world of rabbit rescue. If your rabbit is in distress, has any blood, isn't moving, has breathing issues or isn't eating, my answer will be, go to the vet!

Experience

I have two 10 year old rescue rabbits and have volunteered in rabbit rescue.

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I belong to the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and have volunteered for a rabbit rescue.

Education/Credentials
I have no formal education on this subject, however read everything I can to keep up to date with current welfare standards and health problems. Both my rabbits have sensitive guts and constantly keep me on my toes.

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