General Surgery Information
We offer the following surgical services and more:
- Aural Hematoma Repair
- Dental Cleaning
- Dog/Cat Neutering (Spay/Castration)
- Leg Amputations
- Mass/Lump Removals
- Endoscopic Procedures
- Enucleation (eye removal)
- Tail Docking and Dewclaw Removal (Puppies)
- We can neuter your pet at approximately 6 months of age. At that time we are able to remove any retained baby teeth as well.
- Advantages of neutering:
- Decreases the chance of breast tumors, cystic ovaries, uterine infections, or prostatic disease later in life.
- Decreases the desire to roam the neighborhood.
- Helps to prevent spraying and marking.
- Reduces the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
- There is no advantage for your pet to give birth prior to being spayed.
- We will declaw the front feet of indoor only cats.
- We use a laser to perform our declaw surgeries which reduces pain as well as bleeding. Read more about our surgical laser below.
- If you're unsure if you should declaw your cat please call our veterinary office or read this article from Veterinary Partner for more information.
Tail Docking & Dewclaw Removal
- We will perform these procedures on puppies that are 3-5 days old.
- We can perform this as a surgery on adult patients, but this is generally for issues such as wounded tails or dewclaws that get caught on objects.
- We use a surgical laser for some procedures such as cat declawing and some mass/lump removals.
- Benefits of the Surgical Laser include:
- Less Pain - The laser energy seals nerve endings as it moves through tissue so your pet will feel less post-operative pain.
- Less Bleeding - The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery which allows your veterinarian to perform surgery with great precision. This also speeds some procedures because it reduces the need for, or length of, anesthesia.
- Less Swelling - Laser energy does not crush, tear, or bruise because only a beam of intense light contacts the tissue.
- Reduced Risk of Infection - The laser sterilizes as it removes tissue which kills any bacteria that could cause infection.
- Our Patients are given pain medication before, during, and after any procedure as needed. If your pet needs medication for more than just the day of surgery we will prepare it for you, along with instructions.