What is a Foreign Body?
A foreign body is any object that is not normally found within the body. Common foreign objects that pets swallow include toys, socks, rocks, and even bones. Ingesting foreign objects can cause a variety of health problems, including blockages, tears, and infections in the digestive tract.
Symptoms of a Foreign Body
The symptoms of a foreign body can vary depending on the location and size of the object, but common signs include:
- Vomiting or regurgitation
- Abdominal pain or discomfort
- Loss of appetite
- Straining to defecate or urinate
- Difficulty breathing
If you suspect that your pet has swallowed a foreign object, it’s important to seek veterinary care right away. Delaying treatment can lead to more severe complications, including intestinal blockages and perforations.
Foreign Body Removal Services
At VIP Animal Hospital, we offer expert foreign body removal services to help get your pet back on the road to good health. Our experienced veterinary team uses the latest technology and techniques to safely and effectively remove foreign objects from your pet’s digestive tract.
Depending on the location and size of the foreign object, we may recommend a variety of removal techniques, including endoscopy or surgery. Our veterinary team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your pet’s unique needs and ensures the best possible outcome.
We understand that having a pet with a foreign object can be a stressful experience. That’s why we’re committed to providing you with the highest quality of care possible. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way, so you can make informed decisions about your pet’s care.
If you suspect that your pet has swallowed a foreign object, don’t hesitate to contact us at VIP Animal Hospital. Our team of veterinary professionals is here to help you and your pet get back to enjoying life together.