Knowing how complex the megacolon case can be, I decided to reach out to a specialist for advice. I got in touch with a highly respected veterinary gastrointestinal specialist using an online consultation platform via the DRVET.CH app
He thoroughly reviewed Scarlett's case, discussing her medical history, clinical examination results, and X-ray. He recommended a comprehensive approach and suggested using an innovative app to monitor Scarlett's resting respiratory rates and proposing a colectomy.
To ease Scarlett's discomfort and address the megacolon, the recommendation was a surgical procedure called subtotal colectomy. During the surgery, a significant blockage of stool was cleared, and a section of the colon was removed to enhance the long-term outlook.