New hope for own­ers of sick dogs

Joondalup Times - - STREET WATCH -

WAN­GARA’S EVH Emer­gency Vet Hos­pi­tal now has a gas­tro en­do­scope to help ve­teri­nar­i­ans di­ag­nose dis­ease or find the cause of vom­it­ing, di­ar­rhoea, ab­dom­i­nal pain, swelling or loss of ap­petite in dogs. The equip­ment en­ables sur­geons to re­trieve up to 60 per cent of house­hold and en­vi­ron­men­tal items swal­lowed by dogs from their stomach with­out dam­ag­ing the throat or oe­soph­a­gus. Ve­teri­nary di­rec­tor Steve Reid said fam­i­lies could elect for an en­do­scopic ex­am­i­na­tion be­fore hav­ing to re­sort to more in­va­sive surgery tech­niques.

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