Surgeries for pets include urgent care and elective surgical procedures used to treat your pet and keep it healthy. When a veterinarian suggests your pet has surgery, you must ask questions about why the procedure is needed and how it will be performed. It can be overwhelming, but speaking with a veterinarian about your pet’s upcoming surgery can help answer your questions and ease your mind. Our veterinary care team at Doggie Dude Ranch in Ames understands pet parents worry about their furry friends. We are here to answer any questions about veterinary care and surgical procedures.
Common Elective Pet Surgical Procedures
Elective procedures can improve your pet’s health and wellness but are not medically necessary or an emergency. Some of the common elective pet surgical procedures include:
Spay and Neuter
Part of your kitten and puppy care includes spay and neuter surgical procedures. These sterilization treatments help limit overpopulation and can provide many health and behavioral benefits for pets.
When a tooth becomes infected, broken, or comes loose, it may be necessary to have the tooth pulled. Veterinarians who offer pet dental care can also help with dental extractions.
Benign Skin Growths
Benign skin growths may look awful but can be removed as an elective procedure.
Common Urgent Pet Surgical Procedures
Some conditions may cause your pet to need emergency treatment. Common urgent surgeries include the following:
Some bone fractures in pets may need surgery to reset the bone to heal properly.
If your pet has been injured and it is causing internal bleeding, it may only be stopped through surgical treatments. The veterinarian will conduct an imaging diagnostic to determine where the bleeding is occurring and perform surgery to stop it.
Intestinal Blockage Due to a Foreign Body
Sometimes our pets get into things they shouldn’t, which can result in the object blocking the intestines. If the object does not pass on its own, surgery may be the best option to remove it.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Ames, IA
At Doggie Dude Ranch in Ames, Dr. Becky offers multiple care options, including surgical procedures. In addition, we provide puppy care, kitten care, wellness exams, and spay and neuter surgeries. Call our office to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian to learn more about the surgical procedures we offer. Call our team today at (515) 382-1444 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.