Mysti, Madame Pukes-A Lot, had another ultra sound done today and these were the findings the vet told me about and sent me a printed copy of. We are still trying to get a handle on just WHAT is happening here.
The vet who did the ultra sound thinks this is just a rare congenital abdormality and is not playing a roll in with the currant problem.
Both my vet and the ultra sound vet think this MAY be a UTI, but they are not 100% sure due to Mysti showing no signs of one.
The above was found in the intestinal tract. All other findings were normal.
I’m not a vet. I’ve just spent a lot of time with a lot of animals.
Are they saying that she doesn’t have a gallbladder at all or that she has one, but it’s abnormal? I would want to know if by abnormal, they mean, “malfunctioning”. Because a malfunctioning galbladder is the pits - but it’s an easy fix.
Intestinal motility disorders are a real thing, and range from mild irritable bowel to serious obstructions. This would explain Mysti’s constipation a while back.
Lacking a gallbladder altogether is sufficiently weird that I’d be tempted to want to stick a small small camera in there and see what’s going on. That’s probably overkill. OTOH, you should ask the vet about bile duct disease, bile duct obstruction and/or ruptures.
Not having a gallbladder is not a huge deal but there are dietary restriction and other care for those of us who are gallbladderless. If Mysti is just a harmless anomaly, (and it’s certainly possible), she’ll still need to proceed as if she’s had her gallbladder removed. You’ll want to talk to your vet about how to care for a dog that lacks gallbladder function.