Smokey was referred to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital by our primary care veterinarian for further testing after experiencing a two-week duration of intermittent increased salivation and bilateral nasal discharge, as well as a poor appetite. He was otherwise normal.
An upper airway endoscopy and a gastroscopy were performed. During his gastroscopy, it was discovered that he had a gastric (stomach) impaction. It was honestly the last thing I expected him to have! He stayed overnight for treatment. A repeat gastroscopy the next day showed that the impaction had completely resolved.
I took him home and fed him according to our discharge instructions, and he is doing great! Thank you all so much for taking such wonderful care of my boy. I have had him for more than 12 years, and I cherish every minute I get with him.