Routine and Emergency Surgery from our Rancho Bernardo Veterinarian
From spay and neuter surgery to complex emergency procedures, pet owners must be prepared for the need to schedule surgery for their beloved animals. If you are seeking a veterinarian with the skills and experience to help your pet come through such a procedure successfully, Rancho Bernardo Pet Hospital is the right resource for your needs.
Pet surgery is often required if an animal has experienced severe injuries from an automobile collision or other traumatic event. Our veterinarian may have to set fractured bones with metal plates and screws, for instance, or make internal repairs to organs and blood vessels. Lacerations may require sutures to stop bleeding, prevent infection, and allow for normal healing.
Bloat, a canine condition caused by a twisting of the stomach, is also considered a life-threatening condition that may need immediate surgical attention. In such stressful moments, our calm professionalism and years of experience can prove highly reassuring while offering your pet the best possible outcome. Sometimes pet surgery addresses health problems that are not the result of a major trauma but cause severe chronic pain, lameness, and other quality of life issues nevertheless. Many animals, for example, can develop a ruptured or torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in a knee joint in the course of their daily activities. Our veterinarian can address this potentially disabling injury through procedures such as TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy), a means of altering the bone in the joint to stabilize the knee and relieve pain.
Hip dysplasia, a painful degeneration of the ball-and-socket-hip joint that affects certain dog breeds, can also be treated through surgery to stabilize or even replace the hip joint. Infected, cracked, or broken teeth may require surgical extraction so that your pet can eat without suffering constant pain. Skin tumor removal is another smart surgical procedure; even though most tumors are not malignant, it is a simple matter for us to biopsy the tissue once we have removed it.
Thankfully, not all pet surgery involves a response to an agonizing or life-threatening situation – in fact, some surgeries are specifically designed to prevent such circumstances. Spay and neuter surgery is a good example. By performing ovariohysterectomy or castration at an early age, we can not only prevent unwanted litters, but we can also give your pet permanent protection against many forms of potentially deadly cancer, including testicular, mammary, ovarian, and uterine cancer. Spay and neuter surgery also safeguards your pet against the hormonal imbalances created by heat cycles, along with the aggression, nocturnal roaming and territorial spraying that typically accompany these cycles. The result is a happier, healthier member of your family.
Whether your pet needs spay and neuter surgery to keep them well or emergency surgery to treat a serious condition, our veterinarians at Rancho Bernardo Pet Hospital can help! Contact our clinic today for more information.
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