Endoscopy for Pets
Endoscopy is an important diagnostic service that helps identify and treat health problems in pets. Endoscopic exams are minimally invasive procedures and present a safe alternative to traditional forms of surgery. These exams are typically used to diagnose problems that affect a pet’s throat, stomach, colon, intestines or respiratory system.
An endoscope is a long, flexible tube with a camera on its tip, and contained within the tube there is a thin channel that allows a variety of instruments to securely pass through the tube. This camera acts as a guide, so that a vet can safely navigate through your pet’s interiors to determine the cause of disease that affects a pet.
To perform an endoscopy, your pet will need to be placed under general anesthesia, which means that the exam is pain-free.
Rhinoscopy for Pets
Rhinoscopy is similar to endoscopy, but for a pet’s nasal passages. Our veterinarians may recommend rhinoscopy for issues including foreign objects in the nasal passages, chronic nasal discharge, uncontrolled sneezing, checking for nasal tumors, nasal bleeding and other related conditions.
For a rhinoscopy, your pet will have to be put under general anesthesia. Then, a rhinoscope (which is an endoscope, but specifically used for the nasal passages) will be gently inserted into each nasal passage, so that a camera can provide magnified views. Following a procedure, it’s common that pets will bleed from their nostrils, however this will improve over the course of several days.
If you have any questions about either of these procedures, do not hesitate to contact us at 914-737-2437.