If a Pet is in Pain, Thermal Infrared Technology will find it.

  • Date: Jul 24, 2015
  • Category: Family

A pet can be treated promptly in the crucial early stage of injury preventing serious problems or even death and saving you stress, time, and money. At Big Creek Pet Hospital, they are proud and honored to serve pets with this cutting edge technology. Continue reading

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Jul 24, 2015 /prREACH/ -- The veterinary world has been plagued by soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and vertebral.) damage since there have been people and pets. In the past most of these injury’s cost owners significant stress and financial resources as well as the destruction of many valuable animals. The hallmark of most soft tissue problems is inflammation. Inflammation is always signified by heat. Thermal infrared cameras offer the world of veterinary medicine an amazing non-invasive tool that detects subtle variations in heat and provides the operator with high-resolution images and detailed reports pin pointing problem areas in an animal. It is now possible to see inflammation much earlier than ever before.

At Big Creek Pet Hospital, they are proud and honored to be the first small pet hospital in the Greater Cleveland area with this technology to treat all pets. A pet can now be treated in the crucial early stage of injury preventing serious problems or even death and saving stress, time, and money. General health diagnostics, wound assessment, localized inflammation detection, and reproduction applications are an ideal fit for this technology.

Veterinarians can use thermal infrared cameras to detect injuries such as vertebral, muscle, ligament, tendon, long bone injuries, joint diseases, and other inflammations that can have dire effects. Many of these problems can be detected up to two weeks before traditional clinical signs are evident. The pet can be treated before severe inflammation occurs because inflammation is just a symptom of an underlying problem that can be detected with an infrared camera.

After a problem is discovered, a veterinarian typically will assess the injury further using X rays, ultrasound, laser technology, and other tools. For show animals, the thermal imager can be used as part of a training schedule and pre-show check. Thermal imagers will provide  data on muscle inflammation before, during, and after a workout. This scientific data indicates when to work an animal, when to rest him/her, and just how hard to push without causing injury.

Here is a “breakdown” of how a thermal infrared imager works for an animal. Thermal infrared imagers are detector and lens combinations that give a visual representation of infrared energy emitted by all objects above 0 k. In other words, thermal imagers allow one to “see” heat. Depending on the sophistication of the system thermography is capable of providing very detailed images of situations invisible to the naked eye.

The advent of infrared imaging has assisted the diagnostics and auditing of pets in dynamic ways. Industrial and scientific imagers generally have color output and can range from portable handheld units to larger multiple piece systems. These are the best infrared cameras for the task.

For more information on this state of the art technology and ability to free all pets from pain, call  (440) 234-5831 or go to http://bigcreekpet.com. with 2 locations : 16949 Bagley Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44130  and 27093 W. Bagley Rd. Olmstead, Ohio 44138

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Ed Fegan


In 400 BC, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said "In whatever part of the body where an excessive of heat or cold is felt, the disease is there to be discovered." Finally, In 2015, this can be visualized. Come To Big Creek Pet Hospital to see pain in a different light.
- Dr. Deborah Fegan
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