Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part B (2018)
Esophageal foreign body obstruction in a 2 year old Caucasian bitch
Author(s): Bosha JA, Hambesha PT and Agbo JO
Abstract: Lodgment of foreign bodies in the esophagus of dogs has been on the increase in recent times with bones accounting for majority of the cases due to their nutritional habit of being canivores. Affected dogs often show various signs of discomfort culminating to anorexia and going off fed due to difficulty in swallowing. Early diagnosis and removal of foreign body is key to survival of the affected dogs, given that a delay in removal could result in complications that could ultimately result in the death of the dogs. Ensuring that the surroundings of dogs are clear of objects that are likely to cause esophageal foreign body obstruction, and crushing all bones and fish spine before adding them to dog feed, will reduce incidences of obstruction of the esophagus by foreign bodies in dogs.
How to cite this article:
Bosha JA, Hambesha PT, Agbo JO. Esophageal foreign body obstruction in a 2 year old Caucasian bitch. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2018;3(5):104-106.