Is IV fluids a good solution for a intestinal blockage for dogs?

  1. Tyler Thomas profile image53
    Tyler Thomasposted 6 years ago

    Is IV fluids a good solution for a intestinal blockage for dogs?

    My goldendoodle has a really dense (shown by xrays) blockage in her intestines, she ate last night around 11 and then threw up undigested food around 12 this morning which was odd so she went to the emergency vet where they found the blockage it seems and she is now on IV fluids for 8 hours and then they are doing more xrays to see if that helped, does that seem right?

  2. tarrka1089 profile image59
    tarrka1089posted 6 years ago

    The IV fluids to keep her hydrated makes sense due to her vomiting which can easily cause dehydration.  Either way she definitely needs the IV.  Was she able to eliminate her bladder and bowels before this happened?

 
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