Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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Many dogs seem to like to eat just about anything which in some cases get lodged in the stomach or intestines. Sometimes we are able to remove these objects with an endoscope, but if they are too big or cannot be reached, we must remove them with surgery.
Exploratory surgeries are also done in cases of chronic vomiting and diarrhea in order to see what the organs look like and in order to obtain biopsies.
They must also be done in order to remove bladder stones.