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Surgery & Anesthesia

Sometimes pets need surgery in order for them to stay healthy. Surgery might be a preventive procedure like a spay or a neuter or it might be an emergency procedure to save a life. Here is our growing list of topics.


Abscesses from Bite Wounds
 At most clinics, a week doesn't go by without seeing a cat or two in this condition. Cats fight, bite, and get infected. What do you need to know?
Aural Hematoma in Dogs and Cats
 A hematoma is swelling created by a broken blood vessel after bleeding has occurred inside tissue. Hematomas within the ear flaps (aural hematomas) occur when head shaking breaks a blood vessel. The ear flap may partially or completely swell with blood. This condition is more common in dogs but can occur in cats as well.
Cataracts in Dogs and Cats
 Cataracts are an important cause of blindness in the dog. Through special surgery, it may be possible to restore vision. Would you recognize a cataract if you saw one in your cat or dog?
Cherry Eye in Dogs and Cats
 Has a red lump suddenly appeared in the corner of your pet's eye? What does it mean and what should you do?
Constipation and Megacolon in Dogs and Cats
 Difficulty in passing stool can mean extra effort (constipation) or complete impossibility (obstipation). Management can be surgical or with medication, depending on severity. Find out the difference, and find out what Megacolon is, too, on this informative page.
Cushing's Disease (Hyperadrenocorticism): You are being redirected to updated information on this topic
 This condition represents a classical excess in cortisone-type hormone circulation in the body. Both cats and dogs can be affected (though it is primarily a dog's disease) and the onset is insidious. We have assembled an information center to answer all your questions on this relatively common hormone imbalance.
Declawing and Alternatives for Cats
 Here is some factual information about declawing, as well as some nonsurgical alternatives.
Eye Removal (Enucleation) in Pets
 Enucleation means removal of the eye. What are the common reasons this procedure may be necessary, what can you expect after surgery, and what complications are possible?
Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy in Dogs
 The goal of the femoral head and neck ostectomy surgery is to create a false hip joint that will be more comfortable and yield better mobility than the diseased joint the patient had before.
Hyperthyroidism Center for Cats: You are being redirected to updated information on this topic.
 Hyperthyroidism is the most common hormone imbalance of cats. This center of linked articles reviews the physiology of the condition, its diagnosis, and the pros and cons of the treatment options.
Kidney Transplants for Cats and Dogs
 To the uninitiated, the impression may be that once your cat or dog receives a new kidney, life is renewed and all the kidney problems are solved. In fact, this is hardly the case. Immune-suppressive medications are needed to prevent rejection of the new organ, not to mention infection and other issues. A kidney transplant is a big deal regardless of the species of the recipient.
Lateral Ear Resection in Dogs
 The lateral ear resection is a conservative surgical approach for chronic otitis, meant for ears not yet at their end-stage, where it is thought that more efficient cleaning and better canal ventilation will help.
Linear Foreign Bodies in Dogs and Cats
 Pets, especially younger ones, have the unfortunate tendency to eat things they shouldn't and we aren't talking about food. Toys, socks, rocks and other materials find their way into pet stomachs but when the foreign body is a string, the consequences are especially dire.
Neutering the Male Cat
 This is probably the simplest surgical procedure your veterinarian will do. Click here to find out what exactly is done, how it helps, and what to expect about recovery.
Neutering your Male Dog
 Neutering a dog will help prevent or curtail a number of unpleasant behavioral problems and can also prevent prostate disease. This simple surgery is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Click here for an FAQ.
Physical Rehabilitation of Dogs following TPLO
 Physical rehabilitation for pets is still a rather new veterinary discipline, as it has only exist since approximately 2000. However, the discipline continues to grow, as does the awareness of benefits to dogs.
Post-Operative Care for Pets
 After your pet has surgery, post-operative care is critical in terms of comfort, safety, and recuperation. Proper post-op care aids healing, minimizes the risk of requiring additional corrective surgeries, speeds recovery and is vital to a successful outcome.
Pyometra in Dogs and Cats
 Pyometra is the life-threatening infection of the uterus that generally occurs in middle-aged to older female dogs in the 6 weeks following heat. A uterus with pyometra swells dramatically and is filled with pus, bacteria, dying tissue, and toxins. Without treatment, the pet is expected to die.
Spaying Cats
 Spaying your pet cat is also very important, not only to keep down pet overpopulation, but for your personal mental health, as well! It is also good for the cat... Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about this procedure.
Spaying your Female Dog
 Spaying your pet dog is very important not only to keep down pet overpopulation, but also for the health of your dog as well.
TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) in Dogs
 While the procedure can be performed on just about any patient, including small dogs and cats, TPLO seems to be most applicable to larger breed, active dogs.
Total Ear Canal Ablation and Ventral Bulla Osteotomy (TECA) for End-Stage Ears in Dogs and Cats
 In a TECA, all the diseased tissue including the entire ear canal, bones of the middle ear, etc., are simply removed and the healthy tissue around the ear is closed. This ends what has generally been a long tribulation of pain, odor, ear cleaning, and expensive veterinary medications and rechecks.

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