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My dog is 13 yrs old and had a narrowing of the esophagus

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my dog is 13 yrs old and had a narrowing of the esophagus and is having some fainting spells but comes out of it right soon after. She has a cyst on her ear above the main entry. our vet wants to put her under and clean her teeth and remove the cyst. Should I be? She also had bladder stones removed in 07 and I am concerned she has them again.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Linda, esophageal narrowing (an uncommon disorder) shouldn't cause fainting (syncopy). Please clarify what's narrowed. If Laci is syncopal, there's likely to be a cardiac problem - an arrhythmia (irregular heart rate), usually.

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