The Most Common Operations Performed on Pets

A few things can be done to ensure that the procedure is as safe as it can be for your animal. General anesthesia is needed to perform surgical procedures on animals the same way as the human patient; however, there’s always the risk of complications. Consent forms and forms need to be completed before the procedure. You must bring your pet inside your clinic with a leash, and your pet must be contained within a cage that can stop it from escaping.

What will my vet be looking for in the pre-surgery exam?

Pre-surgery laboratory tests are conducted organ function is checked to determine how the anesthetic will be processed or digested. Vets also look at their platelet count and the blood’s glue to determine if they’re clotting correctly and look for any issues impacting their health. Dog and cat annual checkup should be conducted to obtain the most efficient and accurate procedure that your pet requires. Here are the top procedures that are done.

Spay & Neuter

The rational decision to spay or neuter your pet is important for pet owners. The removal of female and male reproductive organs can prevent unintentional pregnancies and malignancies that could endanger the pet’s life. Neuter and spay surgeries are provided as part of your pet’s preventative health treatment.

Dental Surgery

Regular dental examinations are essential for the good health of your pet. Your pet might require a dental extraction even with a good oral hygiene routine and frequent cleanings. Plaque and tartar buildup is extremely common, while swollen gums and bad breath are the top indicators. For more serious cases, it is recommended to use anesthesia as it allows us to access the gums, teeth, and oral tissues for dental cleaning or surgery. Anesthesia relieves stress and discomfort during pet dental operations.

CCL (Cranial Cruciate ligament) Repair

The cranial cruciate ligaments are within a dog’s knees; they connect the tibia and femur (or thigh bone). These ligaments help support the knee joint. Therefore, injuries could lead to weight-bearing issues and are one of the most common surgeries for orthopedics at an emergency pet hospital. Pets who engage in extreme activities typically cause this kind of injury, mainly if they do not get enough exercise due to a poor diet. When this ligament is injured and inflamed, it causes unstable knee joints, leading to irregular movement and arthritis if not treated.

Mass Extraction

They are more frequent when dogs are older. However, any tumor should be checked. Your pet’s veterinarian will apply the appropriate diagnostic methods to determine the mass’s source and the treatment options. With general anesthesia, we can remove pet masses effectively and painlessly.

Soft Tissue Surgery

The procedure of soft tissue surgery involves repairing or removing foreign bodies from internal organs, the body’s wall tumors, hernias, shunt, airways, reconstructive or cancer-related procedures, and other external soft tissue problems. Spay/neuter surgeries and removal of tumors are typically performed as soft tissue surgical procedures.

Orthopedic Surgery

Regularly, orthopedic therapies are provided, addressing conditions related to bones and joints. Bone fracture treatment and cruciate ligament repair are common surgical procedures for pets. All animals are treated using an efficient, safe, and multi-modal anesthetic method. Modern anesthetic medications and the most advanced monitoring equipment for anesthetics keep your pet safe throughout the procedure. Our pet patients recover faster, have fewer side effects, and are free of pain.