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Megaoesophagus Owner Factsheet

The oesophagus (gullet) is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Most diseases that affect the oesophagus lead to widening of the tube hence the term ‘mega’ (meaning large) oesophagus. Megaoesophagus is seen more often in dogs than cats.

Esophagus: megaesophagus - radiograph lateral ©Animal Health Trust

What is megaoesophagus?

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How would I know if my pet has megaoesophagus?

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What causes of megaoesophagus?

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How will my vet diagnose megaoesophagus?

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Can megaoesophagus be treated?

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Conclusion

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