When you bring a pet to Chase Oaks Animal Clinic for treatment, you want to feel confident that we have the right tools to address personal concerns. In certain cases, your pet needs animal surgery to heal from injuries or encourage specific situations. We offer treatment for specific problems that require surgery and we ensure that your pets are as safe as possible throughout the process.
Common Surgical Procedures
Treatment for broken bones in pet family members or treating a dog/cat with torn muscle injuries requires the right tools and solutions.
Animal surgeries we offer to pet owners include:
- Spay neuter services for pets
- Treating broken bones
- Soft tissue surgery
- Removing benign cancer tumors or similar problems
- Surgery for ears, particularly when pets have multiple and continual ear infections
- Emergency surgery after an injury and accident
- Biopsies/Tumor removal
- Lacerations and wound repair
We recognize that pets face a variety of situations that lead to surgical procedures. From emergency care and surgeries to correct injuries from an accident to the removal of cancer or a routine spaying or neutering for your pet, we provide the tools and services that you need to keep your pets healthy and active. We typically refer our patients to a specialist (board certified surgeon) for more complicated surgeries such as orthopedics and neurological procedures.
Recovery time for any surgical procedure depends on the severity of the situation, the location of the surgical procedure and the specific type of treatment that a pet requires. We will always explains the details of the surgical procedure before your pet goes through a treatment.
As a general rule, you want to limit a pet’s movement and activity for at least one to three weeks for basic recovery time. Certain injuries, like broken bones or torn ligaments, require more recovery time before you allow a gradual increase in physical movement and activity. We provide details about the recovery solutions and appropriate ways to protect your pets based on the specific procedure and the needs of your pet.
Healing and Improving
While the initial after care recovery time focuses on limiting a pet’s movements and activities, you also need to recognize the potential for changes after more complicated and extreme procedures. For example, a broken bone limits a pet’s activities for an extended period as the bone heals. The process of healing and improving takes time and you want to encourage gradual recovery so that an animal’s body fully heals before engaging in extensive activities, games or play time with the family. Follow any instructions provided by a veterinarian about the healing process to ensure that a pet recovers fully from a surgical procedure.
Bringing a pet into your life impacts the way you care for an animal. When your pet needs animal surgery, make sure you understand the procedure and the recovery options to protect your pet.