Alicam…Anesthesia Free Endoscopy, but Better!!

World-class care for the ones you care about

When your dog can’t tell you what’s wrong, don’t you wish you could just take a look inside and see for yourself? ALICAM® from Infiniti Medical is a revolutionary device that provides valuable insights into your dog’s digestive health. Rather than undergo an uncomfortable, complicated procedure or test, your dog simply swallows a vitamin-size capsule, which allows your veterinarian to see images of its entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

The benefits of ALICAM

ALICAM is an easy-to-swallow capsule that gives veterinarians the imaging data they need to make a diagnosis and begin treatment, without forcing dogs to undergo anesthesia, a long and uncomfortable procedure, or a difficult recovery process. The capsule is simply retrieved and returned for analysis.


Alicam capsule




What is ambulatory light-based imaging?

Ambulatory light-based imaging (ALI) allows your veterinarian to visualize the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of your dog, an area that may be difficult to image through alternative methods. Your dog swallows a capsule about the size of a large vitamin. While the capsule navigates the GI tract, it takes thousands of images via miniature cameras. The images it captures can be reviewed by a veterinarian who can determine a proper diagnosis.

See the whole picture diagram

What is Alicam Used For

If your dog is suffering from symptoms such as those listed below, or you’re simply curious about the overall health of your dog’s gastrointestinal tract, contact your veterinarian to see if ALICAM is right for your pet.

  • Weight loss
  • Reduced appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Food intolerance
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark stools or blood in stool
  • Unexplained anemia (low red blood cell count)

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms please contact Meadowlands Veterinary Hospital at 201-646-2008 or visit us at to learn more about anesthesia free endoscopy.

By |February 19th, 2019|

About the Author:

Font Resize