Subi's bad habit causes a problem
Subi is a young Maltese X Shih Tzu who recently visited us as she was feeling very unwell. Her owners had noticed Subi had not been interested in food for over a day, and she had been vomiting and seemed to appear quite lethargic. When Subi was initially examined by one of the veterinarians, an unusual thickening associated with her bowel could be felt in her abdomen.
X-rays were taken and these increased our suspicion that a section of Subi's bowel was abnormal and not functioning appropriately. To allow further evaluation, and with an aim to remedy any concerns, we elected to perform exploratory surgery on Subi's abdomen.
We are pleased to report that Subi recovered well from surgery and her owners are now extra careful about leaving any clothing about the house!