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Hey.

Bloods were all fine. I think this is most likely to be a ‘gravel sign’. The gravel sign is seen radiographically as multiple, variously sized mineral fragments in the stomach or intestine, which build up as a result of poor gastric motility and/or emptying, and indicate a chronic stasis of food. It can be present in cases of both partial and complete obstruction. Heavier particles tend to settle in front of a partial obstruction, as fluid and less dense particles move beyond the obstruction.

The puppy was later reported to have possibly have eaten some cat litter which might help explain it!

Scott 🙂