Endoscopy Services at a McMurray Animal Hospital

At Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic, we perform many services to guarantee the health and welfare of your pet. Our veterinarians proudly serve pet owners in McMurray and the surrounding communities. Endoscopy is just one of the tools we use at our animal hospital. 


What Is an Endoscope?

The endoscope consists of a long, narrow scope with a light and camera on the end. This tool provides visual access to various parts of your cat's or dog's body without the need for exploratory surgery. During the procedure, you pet receives general anesthesia. Our veterinarians pass the scope through the mouth. The endoscope sends video to a monitor so that the vet can get live feedback. This informs their diagnosis and helps them recommend a course of treatment to help your pet.

What Can Veterinarians View via Endoscopy?

Feline and canine or endoscopy give animal hospital veterinarians a closer look at your pet's:

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Intestines

What Health Problems Can an Endoscopy Diagnose?

A pet endoscopy is an invaluable tool that can provide accurate diagnoses for a range of illnesses, diseases, and health conditions. Our endoscopy services can detect numerous ailments including the following:

  • Abnormal swelling
  • Abscesses and abnormalities
  • Foreign Objects Abnormal swelling
  • Blockages
  • Some types of cancer and tumors
  • Scarring
  • Lesions Inflammation
  • Ulcers
  • Stomach illnesses

Why Your McMurray Vet Recommends Endoscopy

Certain symptoms require a direct look to provide an accurate diagnosis. An endoscopy reveals signs that can prompt your vet to examine the internal organs more closely.

These symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Digestive issues
  • Lethargy Distressful behaviors

Prepare Your Pet for an Endoscopy at Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic

You can prepare your furry friend with a few simple steps. Don't give your cat or dog food for 12 hours prior to the procedure. This helps to ensure the gastrointestinal tract is free food particles. Veterinarians get a much better look when the bowels are clear. A staff member will go over the procedure to answer any questions yo may have.

General Anesthesia 

To keep your pet comfortable during the endoscopy, our McMurray animal hospital staff uses general anesthesia. However, the procedure is minimally invasive.

Talk to one of our knowledgeable veterinarians at Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic for more information on any of our services to keep your pet in tip-top condition. Give us a call at 724-941-5484 to learn more.


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