Due to our vast surgical capability, our team here at AMC regularly performs endoscopies, among other procedures. An endoscope is a device that is shaped like a tube with a light and camera at the end that can be inserted into your pet’s mouth or another opening as part of various therapies and procedures. If you wish to learn more about our endoscopy services for your furry family member, all you have to do is call our team at 902-564-8356.
Why would my pet need an endoscopy?
Veterinary teams like ours use endoscopes for a wide variety of reasons because of their minimally invasive nature. The veterinarian may use it to see inside your pet’s gastrointestinal system to diagnose conditions like cancer or irritable bowel syndrome. Endoscopes are also useful tools for foreign body removals, in case your pet accidentally swallows items that they should not be eating – this happens more often than you think!
What should I expect if my pet will be betting an endoscopy?
First, your pet will be put under anesthesia so they are as comfortable as possible and so our team can conduct the procedure accurately. Bloodwork may be done beforehand to ensure your pet is a good candidate for anesthesia. After the veterinarian performs the endoscopy, and any further surgery is conducted, the anesthesia will wear off. Your pet’s recovery will depend entirely on the procedures they had after the endoscopy. If purely for diagnostic purposes, they should be able to be up on their feet right away, with no downtime needed.
How much does an endoscopy cost for pets?
Price will depend on your pet’s unique situation and health condition. Usually, larger pets will require a higher dose of anesthesia and this will have an impact on cost. For our latest service rates and a cost estimate, we ask that you please call us directly.