Getting your pet spayed or neutered is a good way to ensure that your commitment to one pet does not turn into a commitment to tons of puppies or kittens as well. The benefits of having your pet spayed or neutered also include the reduced risk for certain infections and cancers. The veterinarians at Coldwater Animal Hospital are dedicated to making this surgery as painless and easy as possible for you and your pet. We will provide you with all necessary information that you need to know to make sure that your pet is as comfortable as possible before and after the surgery. If you wish to breed your pet or if there is a medical reason as to why your animal cannot be spayed or neutered, it is important to talk with your veterinarian so you can be responsible and ensure the health and safety of your pet.
Soft tissue surgeries are pretty common for animals. As the name implies, these surgeries are performed only on the animal’s soft tissue. This means they do not include the bones, cartilage, or joints of an animal. Spay and neutering are examples of soft tissue surgeries.
Some common soft tissue surgeries performed by Coldwater Animal Hospital include:
Surgical oncology mostly includes the removal or treatment of tumors, especially cancerous tumors. Removing cancerous tumors can prevent the cancer from spreading and it can help your animal recover from cancer and live a long and happy life.
Mass removal is a surgery that removes any mass from your pet’s body. The masses removed can be cancerous or even just benign, but removing them can improve the health and comfort of your animal.
Gastrointestinal procedures are used to help your animal with indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, or any other discomforts related to the GI tract. If your animal has eaten a foreign object, these surgeries can be used to remove these objects.
Splenectomy surgery is where your animal’s spleen is removed. The spleen will only be removed when all other methods and treatments have been used and only when completely necessary. Splenectomy is a major surgery, so it is important that all other options are exhausted before this surgery is performed or considered.
Foreign body removal is a surgery that is used to remove any foreign bodies inside of your pet. If a pet eats an object that they cannot pass normally or that is dangerous for them to consume, this surgery may be necessary and can be used to help your pet get rid of the foreign body.