Alfred the 6 year old Standard Poodle visited us recently after he refused his breakfast and vomited multiple times at home.
Dr Emily performed a thorough physical exam, whilst palpating his abdomen there were no obvious masses found however Alfred did show signs of pain. We then ran some diagnostic blood tests to see if we could get an indicator of the cause of Alfred’s vomiting. When Alfred’s blood results came back relatively normal Dr Emily and Alfred’s owners decided to perform an abdominal x-ray to check for any gastrointestinal foreign bodies or masses.
As you can see in Alfred’s x-ray above there were 2 foreign bodies found in Alfred’s stomach and small intestine. The decision was made to surgically remove these as they seemed to be stuck in their tracks which was causing him to vomit.
Dr Lesa performed his surgery and removed both items which turned out be stones from the garden! Oh the things dog’s eat..
Thankfully Alfred is feeling much better now and is back to his bright, happy and hungry self!