In the below video, Dr Chris Halman BVSc MANZCVS Small Animal Medicine Registrar, talks about cystoscopy procedures in animals.
Veterinary Specialist Services has been performing cystoscopies for our veterinary patients for over a decade. A cystoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure where a small camera is placed in the urinary tract, allowing veterinarians to examine the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside), bladder wall, and the ureteral openings (where the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys empty into the lower urinary tract). Cystoscopies are performed under a general anaesthetic. In some cases they can be completed as a day procedure, allowing animals to be discharged on the same day. Cystoscopy can be used to look for reasons underlying incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine) or difficulty passing urine including due to suspected inflammation, stones or other blockages.