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Abdominal Surgery

If your pet has swallowed something they shouldn’t have and is having difficulties eating or passing the item, abdomen surgery may be the necessary next step.

Though some small foreign bodies can pass through the gastrointestinal tract, many require surgical exploration for removal.

A bladder stone can appear as one or multiple stones – surgery is the quickest way to reduce discomfort and straining for your pet.


Generally, we find the location of the item through an x-ray, though occasionally we are able to find the item through palpation alone. You’ll be happy to learn, however, that we rarely put your pet to sleep to conduct the x-ray – meaning no unnecessary costs for you!

This varies from animal to animal, and depends on the extent of the surgery needed to remove the foreign bodies. Generally, it will take a few days to two weeks for your pet to be eating and playing as they were prior to the incident.
Most of our abdomen surgeries will require your pet to stay overnight – however, we don’t charge any extra for overnight stays, meaning the cost to you is kept down!