Foreign Body Removal Services in McKinney, TX

What Is Foreign Body Removal?

In McKinney, TX, As dogs explore the world, they could end up eating a foreign object, like a rock, toy, clothing item, bone, or coin. Similarly, cats have been known to swallow objects, like plant materials, string, and small toys. Unfortunately, some non-food items are not passable through the digestive tract, which could lead to a partial or complete GI obstruction. If you believe your pet may have ingested a foreign object, we encourage you to seek prompt care.

If At Pet Method in McKinney, TX, Dr. Hunter Finn specializes in highly effective methods to clear an obstruction, including foreign body removal surgery. Our practice understands the worrisome nature of these situations, but rest assured, we will make sure the surgical experience is as stress-free as possible.

What to Expect with Foreign Body Removal?

When you bring your pet to Pet Method in McKinney, TX, for foreign body removal, Dr. Finn will perform a full exam and conduct imaging tests, like x-rays, to pinpoint the location of the foreign body, followed by quick action for removal. If necessary, emergency surgery may be performed to dislodge the foreign body. Prior to surgery, your pet will be placed under general anesthesia. Whenever possible, minimally invasive techniques will be utilized. For more invasive procedures, an incision will be made in the abdomen, followed by extracting the foreign object and carefully closing the area with sutures.

The duration of the surgery can vary based on the placement and size of the foreign body. After surgery, our team will provide post-operative instructions to help your furry family member make a full recovery.

Foreign Body Removal for Dogs and Cats in McKinney, TX

In the event that your pet is ill after consuming a foreign object, you should seek immediate medical treatment. Early signs of foreign body obstruction in dogs and cats include abdominal tenderness, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. At Pet Method, our expert veterinary team performs foreign body removal services in McKinney, TX. Please ontact us today by calling (469) 581-8609 to ensure the well-being of your pet and receive prompt and effective care.