Bloat or GDV (Gastric Dilation & Volvulus)
GDVs can be prevented through a procedure called gastropexy. This is typically recommended for large, deep-chested breeds like Great Danes, Irish Setters, Standard Poodles, Doberman Pinschers, and other similar breeds.
It is recommended to surgically close umbilical hernias because a portion of the intestines can get stuck in them, which will result in a medical emergency that requires immediate surgery.
Ingestion of Foreign Materials
Tumors, Masses, Pyloric Stenosis, & Other Conditions
Pyloric stenosis is another medical condition, involving the thickening of the stomach’s outlet (i.e. the pylorus), that causes a block in the pet’s gastrointestinal tract.
In cases requiring specialists, our team can connect you with appropriate specialist surgery offices. For more questions, consult our Pet Parent Concierge Team via phone or text.
Loss of appetite
Straining or unable to poop
Aggressive behavior when the abdomen is touched
Painful abdomen to the touch
After the Operation
For intestinal and gastric surgeries, it may be necessary to transfer your pet to a 24-hour hospital for a few days to recover. The vets will monitor vitals and ensure there were no complications during surgery. This also allows your pet to rest and recover before going home.