Soft Tissue Surgery
Our hospital is equipped to handle many soft tissue surgeries. We have a fully stocked operating room and gas anesthesia. It is standard procedure to intensively monitor your pet’s vital parameters during anesthesia and throughout the entire surgery. If you have any questions about your scheduled surgery, or would like to inquire about a soft tissue surgery, please contact our office.
Soft tissue refers to anything not involving bones. Some of the more common soft tissue surgeries that we perform include, but are not limited to:
- Spays and Neuters
- Tissue biopsies
- Tumor removal
- Foreign body removal from the gastrointestinal tract
- Exploratory surgery
- Bladder surgery to remove stones
- Laceration repair
- Eyelid surgery
Following any surgical procedure, you should be prepared to care for your pet at home until they have fully recovered and their incision has healed. Usually, a period of confinement for 7-10 days until the incision is healed and the sutures have been removed is necessary. During this time, your pet should not be allowed to run, jump, or play vigorously. They should be kept dry, so no baths or swimming is allowed during this period as well. An Elizabethan collar is usually necessary to prevent your pet from traumatizing their incision. It should be left on at all times. They will adjust and be able to eat and drink fine with it on. Give all medications as directed and monitor your pets incision for complications.
If you believe your pet needs a surgical procedure, or you have questions during their recovery, please don't hesitate to call the office!