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Colonoscopy for Dogs & Cats in Toledo, OH

Colonoscopy is a minimally invasive technique used to examine the large intestines as well as the colon and rectum of a pet with a fiber optic viewing scope known as an endoscope. A colonoscopy is often performed after radiographs (X-rays) and abdominal ultrasound to further evaluate patients with weight loss or diarrhea.

Different Uses for Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy allows us to perform a visual examination of the large intestines, colon, and rectum. This procedure helps is in the following instances:

  • Further evaluate patients with weight loss or chronic diarrhea
  • Obtain tissue samples (biopsy) for cytologic and histologic evaluation. Samples are evaluated for inflammation, infection, fibrosis and cancer
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