A Pup With Strange Taste!
Chief, the young handsome German Shorthaired Pointer, has a taste for all things, naughty or nice!!
He was brought into our afterhours emergency clinic with chronic vomiting and lethergy.
After a quick abdominal palpation from Dr Joerg, he soon diagnosed Chief with a gastrointestinal obstruction caused by a foreign body.
Gastrointestinal obstruction is defined as the partial or complete blockage of the flow of nutrients (solid or liquid) ingested into the body, and/or secretions from the stomach into and through the intestines. The term gastro refers to the stomach, while intestinal refers to a condition of the intestines. Accordingly, this term refers to blockage that may occur in the stomach or intestines.
Radiographs were taken which confirmed the diagnoses, Chief was then prepared for immediate surgery. Gastrointestinal obstructions can be fatal and with Chief in such a poor condition, there were major risks to not operate and remove the foreign body immediately.
Two hours later and the foreign body was revealed.... It was in fact a piece of underwear! It was removed along with quite a decent piece of Chiefs intestine! The intestine had become damaged by the underwear which had been missing for a few weeks!
With having part of his intestine removed.... Read more
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