An Overview of General Surgeries from Sunset Lakes Animal Clinic
At Sunset Lakes Animal Clinic, we are led by Dr. Schooley in Miramar, FL. We provide general surgeries such as tumor removal, cyst removal, and dental surgeries. Learn more about pet surgery below!
Why Does a Pet Need Surgery?
When a pet owner hears that his or her furry friend is going to have surgery, it is understandable to have questions or concerns. It is important for every pet owner to know some of the most common reasons why a pet might have to have surgery. Some of the most common reasons include:
Broken Bones: This is one of the most common reasons why a pet might have surgery. Broken bones can happen at any time; however, the most common cause of a broken bone is an acute injury. When someone brings their pet in with a broken bone, this is usually diagnosed with an x-ray. The x-ray is important because this tells us whether or not the bone has been displaced. If the bone is displaced, surgery is needed to put it back in place.
Infections: While not all infections will require surgery, some of them are. Specifically, an abscess requires surgical drainage. An abscess is a pocket of infected fluid. It cannot be penetrated by drugs. Therefore, surgical drainage is required.
Cancer: Finally, some pets need surgery to remove certain forms of cancer. Tumors are removed by specially trained surgeons and clean margins are ensured, telling the vet that the tumor has been removed.
If a pet comes in for surgery, there are a few steps that will unfold.
How We Handle Pet Surgery
On the day of the operation, we are first going to make sure that all questions have been answered. Then, we will take the pet back to the operating room. Once back in the OR, the pet will be given anesthesia to put him or her to sleep. This ensures the pet stays still during the surgical procedure.
Once the pet is asleep, the surgeon will open up the operating space. He or she will carry out the procedure in accordance with the field’s best practices. After the procedure has been finished, the surgeon will close up the pet. Finally, the pet will be taken to the recovery area to wake up in a comfortable area.
Call Us Today to Make an Appointment!
At Sunset Lakes Animal Clinic, we are led by Dr. Schooley in Miramar, FL. We provide general surgeries such as tumor removal, cyst removal, and dental surgeries. Give us a call today to make an appointment with our team! We are here to help you and your pet with your surgical needs!