Intestinal Obstruction in Dogs
Initial diagnosis and treatment will be inpatient. Treatment most likely will consist of surgery to remove the obstructing body, as well as any necessary treatment to address secondary effects, such as administration of IV fluids to avoid dehydration. The sooner the condition is diagnosed and resolved, the better.
Living and Management
After initial treatment, symptoms and progress should be monitored. It is important to replenish lost fluids (due to excessive vomiting or diarrhea, for example) to avoid dehydration. Activity should be restricted, and diet should consist of bland foods for one to two days, followed by a gradual return to normal diet. Note that no foods should be given orally until the obstruction has been removed and vomiting has ended.
Dogs with a tendency to ingest foreign bodies may become repeat offenders, and owners of these pets should be aware of this and take proper precautions. For example, do not leave garbage bins accessible to your pet.
A blood deficiency
The act of making an opening narrower.
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
Anything having to do with the stomach
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
The abdominal wall is a group of bones, muscles, and vital tissues that make up the wall around the organs in the abdomen. Inside these bones, muscles, and tissues is a cavity, and the cavity is what houses the vital organs found inside the abdomen. The abdominal wall is vital for protection of these organs.
A medical condition in which the small intestine and stomach become inflamed
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