Did you know that some dogs can swallow tennis balls whole? Once swallowed it will be too big to pass and can cause an obstruction and other serious medical problems. It is unfortunately a problem that SASH Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr Amy Lam, sees far too often. Dr Amy recommends that owners be selective with the toys you give dogs. Generally a robust toy, too large to swallow would be a safer bet.
Fortunately, SASH is home to a world class team of Internal Medicine Specialists, like Dr Amy Lam. Dr Amy and her colleagues are all extensively trained in the science (and art) of endoscopy. An endoscope is a small flexible camera that can be placed into pets, which can guide a number of different tools used in procedures such as foreign object removal, without the need for surgery.