Dog X-ray Cost
Dog x-ray cost will vary depending on the individual veterinary practice, region, whether or not your pet requires sedation or general anaesthesia, and how many views are taken. Generally speaking, prices are more expensive in South East England.
Most pets require sedation or general anaesthetic for x-rays. This is because the animal has to be positioned very specifically and be very still. Your vet will decide whether sedation or a general anaesthetic is appropriate. If you are worried about the risks of the procedure, talk to your vet and make sure you are happy to take that risk. The risk will depend on the age and health status of your pet. These factors will all affect how much your dog x-rays cost.
Dog x-ray costs are made up as follows:
- The actual x-ray itself (and interpretation) – £40-90 for the first view, £15-60 for subsequent views
- Sedation: small dog <20kg – £40-70, large dog >20kg £60-90
- General anaesthetic: small dog <20kg – £70-90, large dog >20kg £80-95
- Additonal charges may also apply, for example consultation, admission or hospitalisation fees – approx £10-45
So, what does a dog x-ray cost?
In total, including sedation, expect to pay at least £150-180 (unless you’re in the South East, in which case at least £250) for basic set of two views of one part of the body.
Please note this is meant only as a guide, and prices will vary between practices and for individual circumstances. Dog x-ray costs obviously don’t include any subsequent treatment such as surgery or painkillers that may be required.
Want to know about other vet costs and fees? See our general Vet Costs page which has price guides for many common services.
For more information on what other people have paid for their dog x-rays in the UK, go to the What Price dog x-ray cost page.
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