Pet Surgery

Conditions that Require Pet Surgery

However much you love your pet, certain unavoidable events might happen that require your pet to get surgery. Acting promptly to serious injuries that require surgical procedures is key to increasing the chances of survival for your dog or cat. At Thornapple Veterinary Medical Center in Middleville, MI, we provide pet surgery. Our animal clinic uses modern technology and has experienced personnel to provide your pet with the best surgical care.


Types of Pet Surgery

Pet surgery is conducted on animals with the major aim of correcting certain defects or injuries sustained. Such surgeries are carried out by our experienced veterinarian. Depending on which part of the body is to be operated on, pet surgeries are divided into three broad categories, including:

  • Orthopedics: This deals with bones, joints, and muscles.
  • Soft tissue surgery: Under this category, skin, body cavities, respiratory tracts, and cardiovascular systems are factored in.
  • Neurosurgery: This deals with complications resulting from disorders within the nervous systems. Examples of organs that fall under this category include the brain and spinal cord.

What Conditions Require Pet Surgery?

Just like surgery is always considered the last option when dealing with human conditions, our veterinarians only resort to surgery when a pet’s health condition is critical due to complicated conditions. At our clinic, we offer surgical services when your pet is involved in life-threatening situations. Some common examples of conditions that require surgery include:

  • Severe bite wounds: Bite wounds are common among fights involving a large and small dog. Such bites can be so deep and open that stitching becomes necessary in closing the wounds. Antiseptics and antibiotics should only be applied under the strict instructions of our veterinarian.
  • Painful bladder stones: Bladder stones can be very uncomfortable, especially when your pet needs to pee. We conduct surgical removal procedures by opening the bladder and removing the stones to deal with them.
  • Dental surgery: A painful tooth can make life difficult for your pet, more so when it comes time to eat. The only way to relieve your pet from this pain and agony is by visiting our clinic and getting a safe tooth removal service for your pet.
  • Existence of ulcers: Gastric substances can badly destroy the walls of the stomach by perforating it. In such a scenario, your pet will experience a lot of bleeding that can only be addressed through gastroduodenostomy.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Vet in Middleville, MI

If your pet is in pain and you suspect it may need surgery, visit our animal clinic. At Thornapple Veterinary Medical Center in Middleville, MI, our experts will diagnose your pet and determine if it needs surgery. We will walk you through the procedure if your pet does need surgery. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.

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