Foreign Body Removal for Pets - Lake Geneva WI

Animals frequently swallow things that they shouldn’t. Balls, toys, coins, clothing, etc are all examples of things that became “stuck” in various animals. If they cannot be passed, they have to be removed. Lake Geneva Animal Hospital has the capability to remove these either endoscopically or with traditional surgery. Endoscopy is preferred if the foreign body is in the stomach and can be safely pulled back through the esophagus. This eliminates any surgical incisions and risk of infection. However, many of these objects have traveled into the intestine and are out of the reach of the endoscope. These need to be removed surgically. The doctors at our hospital are skilled in both of these types of delicate procedures taking great care in returning these animals to normal. Most animals return home the same day if done endoscopically and the following day if done surgically.