Hunter Animal Hospital
Hunter Animal Hospital Hunter Animal Hospital Monday - Friday 8AM - 5:30PM
Saturday 8AM - 12:30PM
Sunday & Major Holidays Closed
5246 W. 3500 S.
West Valley City, UT 84120
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Hunter Animal Hospital

Pet Endoscopy

Hunter Animal Hospital is Equipped with a Gastric Endoscope

There may be times when we recommend a procedure called an endoscopy for your dog or cat. Endoscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure that aids us in the diagnosis of disease and emergency situations. The endoscope is a flexible tube with a camera and light on the tip, that can be inserted into your pet's mouth so we can view the inside of its esophagus and stomach. We are able to take biopsies utilizing specialized instruments inserted through a channel in the endoscope. It is also sometimes possible to use the gastroscope to remove foreign objects from the stomach. This non-surgical procedure minimizes the time your pet is under anesthesia and usually reduces the need for a hospital stay. For examination of the intestinal tract, fasting may be required for 24-48 hours. Most dogs and cats will go home the same day as the procedure and usually do not experience pain or discomfort following the procedure. Complications from endoscopy itself are rare and will be discussed with you at the time of the procedure.