An endoscope is a camera on a flexible tube and we use this equipment to look inside areas of your pets body such as the stomach and the lungs. It is not only a very useful diagnostic tool but we also use it to retrieve foreign material in a non-invasive way.
When a pet is experiencing various symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and weight loss, we may recommend an endoscopy procedure in order to further investigate symptoms. To rule out other diseases or conditions, your pet may have some routine tests prior to an endoscopy procedure.
We can examine various areas of your pet using endoscopy: Oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, bladder and airways to investigate a range of conditions. Endoscopy in dogs and cats is treated as a day case procedure and pets can usually be discharged on the same day, although they may be sleepy for 12 – 24 hours afterwards. We recommend keeping them indoors for the rest of the day in a warm and quiet place.