Sometimes, our animal companions will experience an issue that is beyond bed rest and medication. Pet surgery may be necessary to fix things beneath the surface. At Desert Forest Animal Hospital, our goal is to help you and your pet return to a carefree way of life. Serving the Desert Mountain, New River, North Scottsdale, and Cave Creek areas, our veterinarians would like to put your mind at ease when your furry friend needs a surgical procedure.
What You Need To Know
All living bodies have a series of systems and structures to keep them functioning properly. Sometimes, these systems are disrupted and need to be repaired. Other times, the system that works is one we wish to disrupt. Some of the most common surgeries include spaying or neutering a pet, in which case the reproductive system is working normally and we are choosing to “fix” that.
Another common surgery is having skin growths removed. Many of these growths are benign but may be distracting to the pet or owners. We also perform surgery to fix broken teeth. This usually consists of the removal of irreversibly damaged teeth brought on by neglecting hygiene or advanced age.
Common Health Problems
There are more urgent matters that will require surgery. These medical issues may not happen for all pet owners but are a possibility. These include:
- Skin Lacerations
- Intestinal Blockage (usually swallowing something it shouldn’t have)
- Broken Bones
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair (TPLO)
- Orthopedic Surgeries
- Internal Bleeding
- Tumor and Cancer Removal
Pet Surgery Prep
Our veterinarians will discuss the strategies for how to handle your pet before the operation. Usually, your pet will need to fast the night before. If your pet is on medication, the veterinarian will discuss the best way to administer them and how best to schedule the procedure around the doses.
Pets are almost always put under anesthesia for the safety of everyone involved. This is to prevent accidental movements during the procedure. Depending on the nature of the procedure, the veterinarian may want to keep the pet under observation for the night before or after.
Contact Desert Forest Animal Hospital for Surgical Care
If your pet is behaving unusually or acting in pain, it is time to speak with a veterinarian. If you are in the Desert Mountain, New River, North Scottsdale, or Cave Creek areas, contact our veterinarians at Desert Forest Animal Hospital. Our pet surgeon is a board-certified specialist, so if your pet requires surgery you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands. Call our team today at (480) 488-2010 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.