Status: Medical Hold – Waiting List Available
Sex: M Age: 2 yrs. Ears: Natural
Sven is a handsome, 2 year old Great Dane, who we suspect is experiencing an obstruction. Sven has no prior history of tearing things apart, however decided recently that destroying (and ingesting) his bed was a good idea. Please think positive healing thoughts for this big guy as we work with veterinarians to determine a plan of treatment.
Upon examination, the veterinarian determined that our first step should be x-rays. As you can see from the x-ray below, Sven had an unusual bunching of the intestinal tract (circled in yellow) that appeared to contain something potentially foreign (grey arrow). Given the intake information and the recent destruction of his dog bed, it was decided that an exploratory surgery was necessary.
Sven handled surgery like a champ!! The obstruction was composed of mostly bedding and had actually made it through 90% of his GI-tract. The part that was causing so much discomfort for Sven, was that a piece of bedding had gotten caught up early-on in the intestines. So as the bulk of the bedding continued on through his system, the caught portion began to unravel it. This unraveled portion of bedding caused the unusual bunching you see in the below x-ray. The veterinarian expects to keep Sven for another 1-2 days for continued monitoring.
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