Pet Surgery from Your Veterinarian in East Islip
There are many types of surgeries for pets that range in complexity and severity. Veterinarians are trained in both common surgeries and emergency surgeries required to save your pet's life. When choosing a veterinary hospital, it is important to know that the veterinary team can tackle any type of surgery to keep your pet as healthy. Luckily, All Friends Veterinary Hospital has a well-trained and caring staff that can help with your pet's surgery needs. Below, let's take a look at different surgeries and what type of aftercare may be required.
One of the most common surgeries a pet will undergo is abnormal growth removal. Sometimes cysts or tumors will form on your pet's body. These growths must be removed in order to be biopsied to identify what caused it to grow in the first place. Also, sometimes completely benign tumors will be removed if the tumor is impeding your pet's ability to move or interfering with its internal functions. Another very common surgery is dental surgery. Pets who suffer from broken or damaged teeth will require an extraction to remove the tooth. Dental abscesses can also be cured through surgery.
Unfortunately, sometimes our pets require emergency care. One of the most common emergency surgeries performed is surgery to repair a broken limb. Often, surgical intervention is needed to add a metal screw or pin to help splint the limb to ensure it will heal correctly. Torn tendons and ligaments can also be repaired by surgery. Sometimes animals will eat items that aren’t can’t be digested. If these objects become lodged in the animal’s digestive track, surgery is necessary to remove the obstruction before infection occurs.
What to Expect Following Surgery
Depending on the complexity and type of surgery your pet needs, your veterinarian will prescribe appropriate aftercare treatment. Expect your cat or dog to wear a protective collar or cone to prevent any scratching or licking at the site of the incision. Excessive licking to the area can invite infection or cause the sutures to break open. A vet will commonly prescribe antibiotics to fight off potential infections and possible pain medication to help sooth your pet through recovery. For surgeries intended to repair broken bones or torn ligaments, light physical therapy may be prescribed to help restore your pet's mobility.
The caring and knowledgeable staff at All Friends Veterinary Hospital wants both you and your pet to be at ease for any type of surgery. Knowing that your furry family member is in good hands will help make surgery easier for both of you. Our centrally located office is easy to find, located at 84 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (631) 277-8700.