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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.


Dr. Finn and his team are the best! I had taken my dog to four other vets before all of which prescribed pain medication and said it wasn’t emergent when she was having trouble walking and unable to eat. I took my dog to Pet Method where Dr. Finn did blood work, X-rays and an ultrasound she was found to be in CKD and needed to be emergently admitted for aggressive treatment. My baby would have died if it wasn’t for him & his team

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Dr. Finn and staff are amazing! Kaitlyn is great and Sara is awesome. Love Dr. Finn's fear free approach and appreciate the insight he provides. Highly recommend bringing your pet(s) in!

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Dr.Finn was great with my dogs. One has severe anxiety and Dr.Finn was extremely patient and caring. 10/10 reccomend Pet Method.

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My dogs absolutely love Pet Method. We used to take them to another pet hospital and they would always end up being terrified after the exam. For example, our older dog, Henry, would cower under the chairs after getting his shot or his nails clipped. At Pet Method, they took their time to make sure he was comfy and gave him lots of treats while also clipping his nails in a quick and neat manner. He ended up snoring afterwards in his exam room! We live in Garland and are gladly driving up to this place because we know that our pets would get the best treatment from Dr. Finn and his staffs. 10/10 would definitely recommend them to anyone who's looking for a vet who truly cares about their pets!

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How much will it cost?
Foreign body removal cost is a highly variable amount. One factor that can influence the cost of this surgery is the size of your pet and the location of the foreign body in their GI system. In addition, surgery can often contain unpredictable costs and events.
Can I use pet insurance?
If your pet has pet insurance, please bring this up with your provider in the surgery consultation. Your coverage will depend on your plan. However, our team is dedicated to helping you find a way to afford your pet's care, whether that is through insurance or a low-to-no-interest payment plan.
How long does foreign body removal take?
The length of your pet's procedure may depend on the location of the object in their body. Typically, the procedure can be expected to last between 1 — 4 hours. Your pet may need to be kept for observation after surgery to ensure their health and recovery.
*Individual results are not guaranteed.