Foreign Body Removal in McKinney, TX
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What Is Foreign Body Removal?
As dogs explore the world, they could end up eating a foreign object, like a rock, toy, clothing item, bone, or coin. Similarly, cats have been known to swallow objects, like plant materials, string, and small toys. Unfortunately, some non-food items are not passable through the digestive tract, which could lead to a partial or complete GI obstruction. If you believe your pet may have ingested a foreign object, we encourage you to seek prompt care. At Pet Method in McKinney, TX, Dr. Hunter Finn specializes in highly effective methods to clear an obstruction, including foreign body removal surgery. Our practice understands the worrisome nature of these situations, but rest assured, we will make sure the surgical experience is as stress-free as possible.
What to Expect with Foreign Body Removal
Dr. Finn will perform a full exam and conduct imaging tests, like x-rays, to pinpoint the location of the foreign body, followed by quick action for removal. If necessary, emergency surgery may be performed to dislodge the foreign body. Prior to surgery, your pet will be placed under general anesthesia. Whenever possible, minimally invasive techniques will be utilized. For more invasive procedures, an incision will be made in the abdomen, followed by extracting the foreign object and carefully closing the area with sutures. The duration of the surgery can vary based on the placement and size of the foreign body. After surgery, our team will provide post-operative instructions to help your furry family member make a full recovery.
Foreign Body Removal for Dogs and Cats
In the event that your pet is ill after consuming a foreign object, you should seek immediate medical treatment. Early signs of foreign body obstruction in dogs and cats include abdominal tenderness, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. At Pet Method, our expert veterinary team performs foreign body removal services in McKinney, TX. Please contact us today.
Pet Method Reviews
The staff was very accommodating to fit us in as a semi emergency, same day, new patient. Dr Finns recommended treatment worked beautifully. His demeanor was outstanding, he examined my dog where he was most comfortable ie: in my lap and on the floor. Highly recommend.
Me and my fur baby meeko drive from Cedar Hill to come here! It really is just amazing. Meeko absolutely loves all the staff, they are all so friendly! Pet method has definitely taken the right precautions to ensure that both your fur baby and you have a stress free visit!! We plan on sticking with pet method for a long time!! Picture of how meeko felt after his visit 🤣
Wow, what a great experience! Dr. Finn and his staff were absolutely wonderful. They were super friendly, answered all my questions, had a super clean office, and treated my cat with kindness and respect. I have been to many vets around the DFW area, and this has been the best experience I have had at a vet. Definitely will bring all my pets here for future wellness checks and more. Thank you!
I’m new to McKinney and needed to find a vet. I took my older lab, Buddy, to Pet Method. Everyone was so kind and friendly. I was getting around with a broken foot and they went above and out of their way to help me with Buddy while we were there. I loved how they got on the floor with Buddy, at his level and not putting him on an exam table. It made a world of difference. I will definitely take Buddy back from now on!
Everyone here is so kind & patient. My mom is 75 and we had to take her toy poodle here for an injury he had with his nail. They were all so good with him and very detailed about everything going on. Prices were affordable and service was great! Thank you for taking care of Wheatley!