Today’s case is a 3-year-old male neutered Poodle with 4-day history of vomiting and anorexia. This one is a challenge! Take a look and see what you think.
On abdominal radiographs, there is poor peritoneal detail centrally. The stomach is distended with fluid and the small intestine is diffusely, moderately enlarged and gas filled. The spleen is moderately enlarged and normal in shape. The urinary tract appears normal.
- Diffuse small intestinal enlargement is consistent with distal mechanical obstruction or functional ileus.
- Poor detail may indicate a small peritoneal effusion or peritonitis.