Pet Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a minimally invasive technique used to examine the large intestines as well as the colon and rectum of a pet with a fiber-optic viewing scope known as an endoscope. A colonoscopy is often performed after radiographs (X-rays) and an abdominal ultrasound to further evaluate patients with weight loss or diarrhea.
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Pet Colonoscopy in Toledo, OH

DIFFERENT USES FOR COLONOSCOPY

Colonoscopy allows us to perform a visual examination of the large intestines, colon, and rectum. This procedure helps in the following instances:

  • Further, evaluate patients with weight loss or chronic diarrhea
  • Obtain tissue samples (biopsy) for cytologic and histologic evaluation. Samples are evaluated for inflammation, infection, fibrosis, and cancer