What are the risks after stomach surgery for a dog.?
Topic: What is day case surgery
May 25, 2019 / By Delinda Question:
My dog had stomach surgery to remove foreign objects from his stomach and intestines. Approximately, how long is his recovery period? And what are some risks that he will face during that period of recovery?
Update: I did ask my vet, but I would to know if anyone had experienced their pets with this type of surgery?
Best Answers: What are the risks after stomach surgery for a dog.?
Bunny | 7 days ago
Scar tissue would be one concern. After healing, there will be a scar tissue *build up* that will cause the *opening* of the intestines, where the surgery was done, to be smaller, so therefore if any other foreign bodies are ingested, it will make it even harder for them to pass though, even if they are of the size to be able to pass though. (I hope I explained this good enough for you to understand) The recovery process would depend on the extend of the situation. A couple of decades ago, one of my Dobes went through this, and it was not fun. First of all, she was misdiagnosed THREE times, so by the time she was opened up, Peritonitis had also set in, and she was VERY sick. In fact, she spent 4 days at the Vet and only had a 50/50 chance of survival, just to show you how sick she was. In the case of MY dog, it was a good 4-5 weeks before she was back to normal, so I hope this won't be the case for your dog. It was the Peritonitis that made things bad, not the surgery for the blockage itself, even though she did have a portion of her intestines removed and also had a punctured bowel that needed repair.
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We had a golden in for grooming who ate stupid stuff, it came in every 6 weeks for a brush trim and bath, The surgery happened two weeks after a grooming, one month later she was back as if nothing had happened, then two months later the silly cow did the same thing, more surgery and again she bounced back. Dogs recover very quickly from surgery, they don't dwell on things like humans do, they don't know they have been cut open , just that they hurt for some reason...Risks are too much activity before the stitches are healed or they lick or try to rip out the stitches. Infection is always a concern with any surgery but the vet would have given her antibiotics for that.
Of course the worst case is that she will do it again, 10 days for stitches to be removed and he will be back to normal
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I've had no direct experience with this but I did take an animal care aide course for a year and the most important thing we learned about preventing this was to not exercise your dog after feeding, which I am sure the vet told you about. I couldn't see wet food making a difference and if you can afford it then don't feel too bad. At least you got him to the vet in time, you clearly care for him and are a good owner that will do the best you can for him.
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I wouldn't know either, however I would know that the more care you take to make sure he doesn't jump, run and play then the more successful this will be.
Just make sure he is crated or kept in a small area, and only walked onlead for wee's etc and nothing more.
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OMG, these are questions you need to ask your vet!
Nobody here could responsibly answer that because we don't know your dog, his age, condition, the extent of the surgery, etc., etc., etc. Ask your vet these questions!
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Each dog is different( as is each owner) , depends on dogs age, any complications, medication and surgery, your vet is the only one who can answer this question........
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