Gastric Outflow Obstruction
General information on Gastric Outflow Obstruction
Gastric outflow obstruction is the partial or complete obstruction of the pyloric canal. The pyloric canal is the outlet of the stomach. The obstruction can be caused by the scarring of the pyloric canal and contractions of the pyloric canal. This prevents the stomach from emptying. Should the affected dog have a partial obstruction, the dog may vomit ten to twenty hours after eating. Should the affected dog have a complete obstruction, the dog vomits immediately after eating. The vomit typically consists of undigested food and may contain blood.
Symptoms of Gastric Outflow Obstruction
Some of the symptoms of gastric outflow obstruction may be: vomiting (consisting of undigested food and potentially blood), loss of appetite, weight loss, malnutrition, bloating, belching, decreased urine and stool, and bad breath.
Treatments for Gastric Outflow Obstruction
The treatment for gastric outflow obstruction is surgery. The obstruction must be removed.
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