Guide to Dog Stomach Blockage or Obstruction
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Dog stomach blockages (also called gastric outflow obstruction) occur when the stomach has trouble emptying its contents. The pyloric canal is a stomach outlet where inflammation and scarring block the pyloric canal. There are two forms, complete and partial.
In younger dogs, a condition called pyloric stenosis, where there is a narrowing between the stomach and the small intestine is a common cause of any blockage. The condition causes fluids to accumulate in the stomach. When the dog vomits it results in the loss of fluid, causing dehydration and other symptoms. When the small intestine is obstructed vomiting also results.
Symptoms to Look For: