Daisy, a French Bulldog with an oesophageal foreign body

Animal Treated

French Bulldog

Animal Condition

Oesophageal Foreign Body

Specialist(s) Required

Small Animal Medicine

Daisy the French Bulldog puppy who bit off more than she could chew

Daisy, a 7mth old female French Bulldog


Before visiting the Specialist.

Daisy’s Care

Daisy was witnessed swallowing a large bone by the owner. She immediately started retching and seemed distressed. A radiograph was obtained and confirmed the presence of an oesophageal foreign body extending into the stomach.

Under anesthesia, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed. A large foreign body was identified in the food pipe. Large forceps were used to remove the foreign body (a rib) using endoscopic guidance.

Daisy made a full recovery and was discharged later the same day.


Article provided by Yvonne McGrotty

Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine