How Gallstones In Dogs Are Treated
Gallstones need prompt veterinary attention considering that the gallbladder is small and the buildup of bile and the presence of gallstones could possibly cause the gallbladder to rupture which can be a life-threatening problem. A dog that show symptoms of gallstones such as vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, jaundice or yellowing of the skin, loss of appetite, and lethargy, should be brought to a veterinary clinic immediately. After a thorough medical examination, the veterinarian may opt to perform x-rays and/or ultrasounds to determine the presence and size of gallstones, and whether blockages are present in the gallbladder. Mild cases can be treated with medication that aim to dissolve the stones so they can pass through the bile duct to the digestive system and be eliminated. But gallstones that are too large and/or is causing a block will need surgery to remove them. Dogs that has gallstones have higher risks of having them again. If your dog has been treated for gallstones, call your vet Plano, TX about measures that can be undertaken to protect your pet from future incidents.