Sunday Jan 24, 2015
To lower medical costs, X-rays need not be done if the stones are palpable and the owner had given informed consent.
A vet referred this young couple to 3 vet practices for X-rays and prescribed antibiotics. The wife came to Toa Payoh Vets for further consultation.
I palpated the abdomen, felt crepitus (gas rubbing against stones) and could feel two smooth stones about 2 cm x 2 cm in addition to smaller ones. Surgery will prove whether I am correct.
Surgery scheduled 3 days later with the dog on antibiotics. Chances of survival are good as the dog is younger, her heart and lungs OK and eating," I said."The blood test will show us the health of the liver and kidneys."
The stones need to be analysed to confirm