Intussusception in a Labrador Retriever

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Last week a beautiful black lab was brought into the clinic for vomiting and lethargy. After careful physical examination and diagnostic testing an intestinal blockage was diagnosed. Surgical intervention was recommended. Dr. Bratty and Dr. Malone performed an exploratory surgery of her abdomen and found a segment of small intestine that had telescoped into an adjacent section of intestine; this is called intussusception. The affected segments of bowel were removed and the dog recovered beautifully. We are happy to say she is back home with her family eating normally and as bright as ever!