Pet Surgery

Veterinarians perform a range of surgeries on pets, from routine procedures like spaying and neutering to more complex operations for injuries or illnesses. While surgery shouldn’t be taken lightly, it can be a lifesaving or health-promoting option for your animal. This article will provide a brief overview of pet surgery and some of the signs that your pet may need to see a veterinarian. For more information, contact a veterinarian on our team at Ambassador Animal Hospital in Columbia, SC.

Pet Surgery

Common Pet Surgeries

Some pet surgeries are elective procedures, performed to improve your pet's overall health and well-being. Spaying and neutering are the most common elective surgeries performed on cats and dogs. Other surgeries include:

•             Dental surgery: Pets may need dental care at some point in their lives, just like humans! Dental cleanings and extractions may be necessary to remove plaque and tartar buildup and prevent dental disease.

•             Mass removal: Lumps and bumps are a common occurrence in pets, especially as they age. These masses may be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). A veterinarian on our team can perform a biopsy to determine the nature of the mass and recommend the most appropriate course of treatment, which may include surgical removal.

•             Foreign object removal: Curious pets sometimes ingest items they shouldn't. If your pet has swallowed an object that cannot pass through his digestive system naturally, surgery may be required to remove it.

Signs Your Pet May Need Surgery

Here are some signs that your pet may need veterinary attention and potentially surgery:

•             Sudden or persistent vomiting or diarrhea

•             Difficulty breathing

•             Severe abdominal pain

•             Excessive bleeding

•             Open wounds or fractures

If you notice any of these signs in your pet, do not hesitate to contact a veterinarian at our animal hospital. Early intervention can make a significant difference in your pet's outcome.

Get Vet Care and Spay and Neuter Near You from a Veterinarian Near You

If you're looking for spaying or neutering services for your pet in Columbia, SC, look no further than our team at Ambassador Animal Hospital. Our veterinarians are dedicated to providing quality surgical care in a clean and safe environment. Contact our team at Ambassador Animal Hospital today to schedule an appointment and discuss your pet's surgical needs. Call us at (803) 787-3840 for vet care and spay and neuter near you from a veterinarian near you.


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