As pet owners, we want to provide the best medical care we can for our pets and minimize the discomfort of testing. Our pets can’t tell us when they are in pain so often they need more diagnostics when they are “not right”.
Endoscopic procedures provide a safe, less painful way to provide an early diagnosis of many disorders in a minimally invasive way and allow specific therapeutic treatments.
This type of endoscopy involves using a flexible tube with a viewing port and a video camera that can be inserted into the esophagus and stomach through the mouth or into the colon via the rectum. This allows our doctors to image and biopsy the esophagus, stomach and colon without surgery. Foreign bodies can often be retrieved from the stomach and esophagus using endoscopy, saving pets from having to go through open abdominal surgery.
This type of endoscopy involves using a shorter, more rigid endoscope to evaluate areas such as the nasal passages and urinary bladder. Rhinoscopy is performed to look, flush and biopsy inside the nasal passage to help determine causes of sneezing, reverse sneezing, nasal discharge and abnormally loud breathing sounds. Cystoscopy is performed to look within bladder and allow biopsy of bladder tissue to help determine the cause of blood in urine and/or abnormal urination.
Our goal at Lodi Veterinary Care is to provide leading edge diagnostics and quality medicine for your pets. Please contact our office if you have any questions about these diagnostics or to discuss if you think your pet would benefit from any of these procedures.