Vets at the British Veterinary Centre removes a 3.2 cm long foreign body from a dog’s nasal cavity.

United Arab Emirates, 15th Nov 2021: Bella, an 8-month-old golden retriever was brought into the British Veterinary Centre’s Khalifa City branch as she had a history of epistaxis (nosebleeds).

Dr Belal Al Sahlab, examined Bella and suspected a foreign body. A diagnostic CT scan was performed, and Dr Belal confirmed Bella had a foreign body in her left nasal cavity; 6 cm into the nostril.

Dr Belal immediately scheduled Bella for a rhinoscopy guided foreign body retrieval, together with Dr Serghii and his nursing team.

The team located the foreign body in the patient, and later inserted foreign body forceps adjacent to the rhinoscope. The 3.2 cm long foreign body was carefully retrieved through the passage, with minimal damage caused to the nasal cavity tissue. It was found to be a tree bark! The surgery was performed using Karl Storz’s video endoscope, which is available in the UAE through Eurovets – the leading wholesale distributor for the UAE’s animal health industry that offers a comprehensive premium product range for small to large animals.

“It is not very common that we find foreign objects in the nasal passages of dogs and cats. It can cause serious injury to the nasal cavity and involves a high risk of infection to the rest of the respiratory tract. Therefore, the object has to be carefully removed as soon as possible” said Dr Belal Al Sahlab.

Bella was bright and alert the next day and went home happy and healthy with her very relieved owners!

About the British Veterinary Centre:

Founded in 1991 in Abu Dhabi, the British Veterinary Centre has grown to be the region’s leading provider of primary and referral veterinary care in the middle east. Their main branch is located in Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi and has their second branch in Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi.

The 2 clinic has 6 veterinary specialists and surgeons, 18 experienced vet nurses, and other highly qualified admin and support staff who are all dedicated to providing the absolute best care for their patients.