When your pet needs surgery, it can be a scary time. You may not know what type of surgery your pet needs or what to expect afterward. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of animal surgery commonly performed.
We can also talk about the risks and benefits of each type of surgery so that you can make an informed decision about what is best for your pet. If your pet needs surgery, we have professionals at Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital & Daycare serving Fernandina, FL, who are ready to diagnose and perform professional surgery and pet care on your pet.
Types of Pet Surgery
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering is a common surgical procedure performed on pets. The main reason to spay or neuter your pet is to prevent unwanted litters of puppies or kittens. Spaying and neutering can also help reduce aggression in some animals, making them better companions. In male dogs, for example, neutering can help reduce the urge to roam and mark their territory.
Just like humans, our pets can suffer from dental problems. Plaque and tartar can build up on their teeth, leading to gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. Pets with dental diseases may need to have their teeth cleaned or extracted. Dental surgery is generally performed under anesthesia so your pet is not in pain during the procedure.
Pets can develop tumors just like humans. Tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). If your pet has a tumor, our veterinarian may recommend surgery to remove it. Depending on the type and location of the tumor, your pet may need a stay in the hospital after surgery. Be smart about the vet you choose when you search for the “best vet near me,” for this surgery.
Orthopedic surgery is performed to correct problems with your pet’s bones or joints. One of the most common orthopedic procedures is a ligament repair, which is often performed on dogs who have torn their ACL.
Abdominal surgery is performed to correct problems in your pet’s abdominal cavity. Common reasons for abdominal surgery include the removal of foreign bodies, tumors, or organs that are not functioning properly. Pets who have been hit by cars may require abdominal surgery to repair internal injuries.
Eye surgery is performed to correct problems with your pet’s eyes. Eye surgeries may include cataract surgery, and glaucoma surgery. Pets who suffer from trauma to the eye may also require surgery to repair the damage. If you search for the “best vet near me” online, you can find professionals for this type of surgery.
Contact Us for Professional Pet Surgery and Pet Care from Our Veterinarian
While animal surgery can be scary, it may be necessary to improve your pet’s quality of life. Be sure to talk to our Fernandina Beach, FL, veterinarian about all of the risks and benefits of any surgical procedure before deciding. Call us at (904) 310-9990 for Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital & Daycare.