Reply To: Pondering this puppy…
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!