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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2014, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
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Stomach tacking

When we went in tonight for another issue the ER vet suggested stomach (after four abdominal xrays) he get his stomach tacked because it is in a weird position. "Not quite perpendicular to how it should be but turned enough that he is very susceptible to stomach torsion. I would do that immediately - his hernia surgery scheduled for next week would be highly recommended since you don't want to desex him until age 2 or 3."

What would you do? I'm thinking of just having them do it. Or should I wait til later? I think this is important to do but at the same time, I don't know a lot about torsion other than what I've googled...

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