Clayton Animal Hospital, white pawprint on teal cross, boarding and grooming

 

 

Little Jax put Dr. Bagley's endoscopy skills to the test after ingesting an assortment of unusual items. Dr. Bagley removed dozens of items from the stomach including a shoe string, carpet, hair ties, and ribbon. Jax was very sneaky about his unconventional snacking habits and mom never even knew he was swallowing items until he became ill. Using the endoscope to remove these items kept Jax from needing a more invasive exploratory surgery. A short video was taken demonstrating endoscopic retrieval. This is definitely not for the squeamish, but some of our clients (and most kids) may find it cool!

Flexible endoscopy utilizes fiber optics to allow a veterinarian to see inside the digestive tract and respiratory bronchial system. Using special forceps, samples may be taken from the lining of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts.  The samples may be sent to a lab to look for evidence of infection, inflammation or cancer. If infection is suspected, a second sample may be submitted for culture and sensitivity. This allows the best antibiotic to be selected.

 

Endoscopy

Veterinarian Dr Bagley using the endoscope on a cat with a foreigh body

Clayton Animal Hospital

11058 US 70 Bus. Hwy. W.

Clayton, NC  27520

 

Clayton Animal Hospital, white pawprint on teal cross, boarding and grooming
Veterinarian Dr Bagley using the endoscope on a cat with a foreigh body

Clayton Animal Hospital, white pawprint on teal cross, boarding and grooming

Veterinarian Dr Bagley using the endoscope on a cat with a foreigh body

Veterinarian Dr Bagley using the endoscope on a cat with a foreigh body