Case 1 - "Call the Exterminator!"
This is a great case. A young cat came to the hospital with a history of vomiting. The cat could not hold anything down.
Initial X-Rays showed something in the stomach, but we could not determine what it was. The owner told us that she had seen the cat chewing on a cloth mouse and has not seen the mouse recently.
We decided to do a Gastroscopy procedure, where we put a long thin scope with a color camera down into the stomach. Once the scope was in the stomach, this toy was easily spotted. We then passed a very thin "grabber" down the scope, grabbed the toy, and pulled it out.
This cat was able to avoid surgery since we had this special instrumentation.
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