Gastrointestinal Obstructions

Gastrointestinal Obstructions

Gastrointestinal Obstruction Treatment for Pets in Melbourne

Our Melbourne-based veterinary clinic offers expert treatment for pets suffering from gastrointestinal obstructions, a serious condition that can occur when an object blocks the digestive tract. We understand the urgency of these cases and are equipped to provide prompt and effective care.

Diagnosing Gastrointestinal Obstructions

Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial:

  • Physical Examination: A thorough examination to assess your pet’s overall condition and any abdominal pain or discomfort.
  • Radiographs (X-rays): X-rays are essential to visualize the location and nature of the obstruction.
  • Ultrasound: In some cases, an ultrasound may be necessary for a more detailed view of the gastrointestinal tract.

Treatment Options

The treatment for gastrointestinal obstructions typically involves surgical intervention:

  • Surgical Removal: The primary treatment is the surgical removal of the obstruction from the digestive tract. This procedure is critical for relieving the blockage and preventing further complications.
  • Supportive Care: Post-surgery, supportive care including fluid therapy, pain management, and nutritional support is crucial for recovery.


The cost for treating gastrointestinal obstructions can vary based on the complexity of the surgery and the level of postoperative care required. We provide a detailed cost estimate following the initial assessment.

Payment Options

To help manage the financial aspects of your pet’s treatment, we offer a range of payment options:

  • GapOnly: Simplifying the process for insurance claims by covering only the gap amount.
  • VetPay: A financing solution to spread the cost of treatment over time.
  • Zip Money: Flexible payment plans to ease immediate financial pressures.


Aftercare is essential for a successful recovery:

  • Postoperative Monitoring: Regular check-ups to monitor your pet’s recovery and ensure proper healing.
  • Dietary Management: Guidance on feeding your pet post-surgery to aid in recovery and prevent future obstructions.
  • Activity Restrictions: Instructions on limiting your pet’s activity during the recovery period.

Our team in Melbourne is committed to providing comprehensive care for pets with gastrointestinal obstructions, from diagnosis through to full recovery, ensuring your pet returns to a healthy and happy life.