Common Pet Surgical Services
Any pet owner wants the best for their pets. This means administering proper care and taking them to the hospital when they are sick or injured. Since standard medication isn’t always effective at treating some conditions, surgery may be the best course of action. The procedures can be elective or an emergency, depending on the pet’s health condition. Our team at Meadowlands Veterinary Center is here to provide whatever type of surgical procedure your pet may need.
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and neutering procedures are the most common ones performed on both cats and dogs. This procedure helps control the overpopulation of pets but also has health benefits like extending a pet’s lifespan. Spaying and neutering pets also helps manage their behavior and prevents cancers such as prostate and ovarian.
Soft Tissue Surgeries
We recommend these surgical procedures to treat conditions involving gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, respiratory, and urogenital systems. The most common condition treated through soft tissue surgeries is tumor removal, which requires removing the cancerous mass and meeting with the surgeon to discuss post-operative care.
There are many reasons why a pet’s tooth may need to be extracted, but the most common cause is periodontal disease. This condition infects and weakens periodontal ligaments creating abscesses. As a result, the tooth eventually loosens and falls out. Dental radiographs can assist with this procedure.
Also known as keyhole surgery, it’s a minimally invasive alternative to the traditional techniques that allow vets to explore a pet’s abdominal cavity using a camera instead of open surgical procedures. A camera is inserted through a small incision and it is used to view the internal organs.
This tool allows the surgeon to cut and cauterize the skin at the same time. This can increase the healing time for incisions.
This is another minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose tumors and abnormal cells. Our vets also may recommend this procedure to examine the esophagus, small intestines, and stomach when pets exhibit gastrointestinal conditions. This procedure is also used to remove foreign bodies.
Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
These procedures treat musculoskeletal problems in pets. For example, if a pet recently had a traumatic injury that led to torn ligaments or fractured bones, an orthopedic surgical procedure helps correct the problem. Also, pets with degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis may need this surgical procedure for treatment.