Thermal imaging is being used more and more often to monitor dog injuries. This technology allows us to see heat patterns, and by doing so, we can get a better understanding of how injuries are healing.
Thermal imaging has four main benefits: early detection of potential problems, prevention of further injury, quicker healing time, and reduced scarring. Let’s take a closer look at each of those benefits.
Early Detection of Potential Problems
This is perhaps the most important benefit of thermal imaging. This technology can help vets detect problems early on before they become more serious. When using Canine/Dog Thermal Imaging, medical experts can see areas of inflammation that may not be visible to the naked eye which allows them to take steps to prevent further injury before it occurs. It also helps to identify any potential issues that could become problematic down the road.
Prevention of Further Injury
Another great benefit of thermal imaging is that it can help prevent further injury. By identifying areas of inflammation, vets can take steps to reduce the amount of swelling and inflammation. This, in turn, can help reduce the risk of further injury to the area.
Very often, dog owners do not realize their pet is injured until they see the symptoms. However, with thermal imaging, these injuries can be detected early on and treated before they become more serious.
Further injuries can also be prevented by identifying and correcting any issues that could lead to further trauma. For example, if a dog has an injury that is not healing properly, thermal imaging can help identify the problem so that it can be corrected before it leads to more serious damage.
Quicker Healing Time
Thermal imaging can also help to speed up the healing process. By identifying areas of inflammation, vets can target those areas with specific treatments that will help to reduce swelling and inflammation. Gone are the days of waiting for an injury to “heal on its own”. With thermal imaging, we can be proactive in the healing process and get dogs back to themselves as quickly as possible.
Additionally, because thermal imaging can help identify problems early on, the chances of a dog having to undergo surgery are greatly reduced. This means less time spent in the hospital and a quicker return home.
Finally, thermal imaging can help to reduce scarring. When injuries are detected early and treated appropriately, the risk of damage to the surrounding tissue is greatly reduced. If the dog needs a surgical procedure, thermal imaging can help the vet to identify the best incision site with the least amount of risk of damage to the surrounding tissue. This results in a smaller scar and a quicker recovery time.
Depending on the injury and area affected, some scarring may be inevitable. However, with thermal imaging, we can minimize the amount of scarring and help dogs heal with as little damage as possible.