puppy01What is an enterotomy?

In short, it is a surgical incision created in the intestines.

It what circumstances would this procedure need to be done?

If there is some sort of foreign body in the intestines, or a biopsy in needed, an enterotomy would be performed.

Presenting signs of an intestinal obstruction vary, ranging from mild onset of frequent vomiting to chronic vomiting depending on the location, type, and size of the obstruction. Other signs can include decreased appetite or complete loss of appetite, lethargy, abdominal pain, and weight loss. There are a number of potential causes of vomiting, the possibility of a foreign body should always be considered.

If you notice any signs of vomiting it’s always best to contact us at (925) 935-4880.