Sometimes, animal surgery is necessary. Vet surgery may be needed for a variety of reasons, and common animal surgery procedures include cataract surgery for dogs, cat surgery for abscess repair, and knee surgery for dogs, among others. While vet surgery can be a scary prospect as most procedures are emergency based, it is important not to let your fear of your pet’s death or worries about anaesthesia or recovery time prevent your pet from getting the potentially life-saving intervention he or she needs. Untreated, many issues requiring veterinary surgery can be quickly fatal, or result in severe, long-term pain and suffering.
When To See Your Vet For Veterinary Surgery
Not all injuries are immediately apparent, as animals will instinctively hide their pain. This is why it is important to have your pet checked out by a vet as soon as the injury or event happens, regardless of whether or not you see symptoms in your pet.
Veterinary Surgery Services Offered at Properties Animal Clinic
- Cruciate repair (cat or dog knee surgery)
- Exploratory/laparotomy and/or biopsy of bones, organs and tissues
- Intestinal tract exploration/repair
- Perineal urthrethostomy (permanent urinary opening)
- Cystotomy (bladder stone or bladder cancer surgery)
- Liver lobectomy or laparoscopic liver biopsy
- Endoscopic surgery including foreign body retrieval from the intestinal tract
- Rhinoscopy (nasal cavity exploration/alteration)
- Cat or dog amputation of digit or limb
- Mass (cancer) surgery
- Eye enucleation
- Cherry eye repair (glands nictitans prolapse repair)
- Entropion and ectropion (eyelid) repair
- Umbilical and inguinal hernia repair
- Cat or dog bite abscess or laceration (cut) repair
- Anal gland abscess repair
- Bone biopsy
- Cerebral (spinal) fluid collection
- Aural hematoma repair (ear surgery)
*While certain elective dog or cat surgery procedures such as declawing are frowned upon for non-medical reasons, in certain circumstances they may be required. Talk to a veterinarian at Properties Animal Clinic for more information about these procedures and whether they are necessary for your animal.
If you think your pet may require surgery, Contact Us today to schedule an appointment.
Above: Surgical Suite at Properties Animal Clinic