As a pet parent, you’re probably well aware of the fact that animals are very good at eating things that are bad for them. Toilet paper comes to mind. So do chew toys and Legos and fine jewelry. In rare cases, this unfortunate habit can result in a blockage that needs to be taken care of right away. That is where our endoscopy services come in.
Endoscopy involves the use of endoscopes, or small cameras, which can be guided throughout your pet’s body via small incisions or naturally existing orifices.
Endoscopy allows a visual examination and biopsy of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract without invasive exploratory surgery. At Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook, we have successfully avoided countless abdominal exploratory surgeries by removing gastrointestinal foreign bodies with the use of our endoscope.
Endoscopy has several different applications and can be an important diagnostic and therapeutic tool. With this technology, we can also take biopsies utilizing specialized instruments.
Added bonus? Most pets go home the day of the procedure and usually do not experience pain or discomfort following the procedure. If you think your pet might require an endoscopy, give us a call at (860) 399-6249 today!