Pyloric Stenosis in Dogs and Cats

Pyloric Stenosis

This is the narrowing of the Pyloric canal due to an overgrowth of muscles in that area. This area of the stomach connects with the first part of the small intestine.


  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting


The exact cause is unknown but is believed to be either congenital or developed throughout their life. Other factors that may contribute are;

  • Tumours
  • Chronic stress
  • Gastritis
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Increase in gastrin levels.


Depends on the severity of the problem. Surgery is the most commonly employed method.

This condition is common in the following Dogs & Cats

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