Pet Surgery

Pet Surgery and Pet Wellness Care from Your Toledo Veterinarian

Proper diet, scheduled vaccinations and regular checkups can go a long way toward keeping your pet healthy, but some situations may call for surgical intervention. While the prospect of surgery may fill you with anxiety, you can rest easy knowing that your pet has access to a skilled veterinarian. Here at Trilby Animal Hospital we perform surgery to address a wide variety of needs, from acute injuries to pet wellness care. 

Examples of Pet Surgery Performed at Our Animal Hospital

pet_surgery_at_trilbyanimalhospital.jpgPet spay and neuter procedures are a common type of pet surgery. Neutering of male animals simply means surgical castration, while spaying involves a somewhat more invasive procedure to remove a female animal's uterus and ovaries. Pet spay and neuter surgeries allow pets to avoid the cancers or other diseases that can afflict the reproductive organs, boosting their chances for a longer, healthier life. They also prevent behavioral issues associated with the release of sex hormones.

Other surgical procedures aim to restore mobility and function. Pets can fracture bones or experience degenerative joint diseases just as humans can, and these conditions can make getting around difficult or impossible without corrective surgery. We can perform spinal or joint surgery to repair damaged vertebrae, discs or cartilage. We can even perform preventative joint surgery as a kind of pet wellness care. Breeds that run a high risk of developing hip dysplasia, for instance, can receive a triple pelvic osteotomy to reduce their odds of developing this crippling joint condition. If your pet has torn a critical joint ligament such as the ACL, we have several different ways of stabilizing the joint surgically by installing sutures, anchor screws or other hardware.

Some pet surgeries repair sick or damaged internal organs. A dog with a twisted stomach or intestine, for example, may require immediate emergency surgery to correct this potentially fatal condition. Injured organs or organs containing tumors may also require surgery. Skin tumors may require surgical removal to protect the body's largest organ. Short-nosed (brachycephalic) pets with breathing problems may need corrective surgery to open the respiratory passages. Eye and ear surgeries can also improve function or remove diseases to those organs.

You might regard dental work as a kind of pet wellness care instead of surgery, but dental surgical procedures can help your pet maintain his health in more ways than one. Abscessed tooth roots or gum diseases can allow bacteria to spread to other areas of the body, including the heart. We can perform root canals or extractions as needed to save either the affected tooth or surrounding teeth.

If your pet needs a veterinarian who can offer surgical treatment as well as other forms of care, bring him to our Toledo veterinarian! Our animal hospital combines state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and hands-on practical experience with dogs, cats and exotic pets, enabling us to spot any lurking issues and prescribe the appropriate course of treatment. Contact our office to learn more!


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