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HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this.......if your puppy has a rope foreign body in the stomach and plication of intestines he will die without surgery. We do not operate all foreign bodies but if there is plication of small intestines you have no choice. I would take your dog to a vet ER and get a second opinion on the rads.I don't mind looking at them for you but they are hard to evaluate sent through this type of format. Any foreign body with plication will not survive without surgery.
I do understand why you do not want to subject your dog to this surgery as it is dangerous but again if there is true plication you will end of with a dead puppy in a few days if you don't act on this now.
I hope this helps but let me know if you need additional help. Sincerely, DRB
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I completely understand and have read all that you have said as well as I have looked at all the images.
I would have abdominal ultrasound done as soon as possible. If there is additional evidence of plication or linear foreign body surgery should be considered immediately. IVF will not fix this........
If you live near a college of veterinary medicine or a specialty center I would have my puppy to them as soon as possible. If your puppy has a linear foreign body the longer you wait the worse the prognosis for recovery becomes. I just attended a surgical conference where the surgeon stated emphatically that linear foreign bodies in dogs should probably be referred to a tertiary care center for evaluation and surgery due to the complexity of how dogs do with linear foreign material.
If you want the best possible outcome you can let me know where you live and we can see if we can find a tertiary care center for you. If you want to continue with IVF that is your right and choice to do so......but I do not agree with that plan.
I have seen too many foreign bodies go badly due to waiting.......linear foreign material will saw right through your puppy's intestinal tract. This is a disaster waiting to unfold....
I am happy to help you locate a tertiary care center if you are not already at one. Please let me know if you need additional help. Sincerely, DRB
One additional comment: even suspected plication or suspected linear foreign body (either one of these alone without the other) mandates immediate ultrasound of abdomen and exploratory surgery.
Do you need additional assistance? I have given you the best possible medical advice for your puppy. Do you need help finding somewhere else to take you puppy? Let me know. Sincerely, DRB