Pet surgery can be a scary experience for all pet owners. You have to sit and wonder what is happening to either your dog or cat. No one expects their pet to need surgery, but sometimes it is unavoidable. As a pet owner, it is important to be aware of the different types of surgeries that your pet may need and what to expect during and after the procedure. If you think your pet needs surgery, reach out to Clovis Pet Hospital and see what our veterinarians can do for you. We provide quality veterinary care for pets in Fresno, Clovis, and the surrounding areas.
Your Pet May Need Surgery
Unlike humans, your pet may not be able to let you know something is wrong. For this reason, you need to take him to a veterinarian to conduct an exam if you notice something is wrong. The exam will look at how your pet is growing and determine if he needs surgery. Annual exams are also recommended to catch issues early before they become worse.
Surgery can be a form of preventative care for your dog. If your dog has hip dysplasia, which is genetic, then taking the preventative approach is a good option. The hip will be replaced with a titanium plate so your pet can walk around better without the swaying of the hips. It will also help get your pet off of anti-inflammatory medication. Talk to a veterinarian if you notice a strange gait in your pet when he stands or if his joints are in constant pain.
Other Common Surgeries
Other common surgeries for cats and dogs are:
- Ear surgeries
- Spinal surgery
- ACL repair
- Laryngeal paralysis
- Spay and neuter
Visit Clovis Pet Hospital in Clovis, CA
If you have noticed changes in your pet’s behavior and have concerns regarding his well-being, it is an excellent time to schedule a checkup to ensure your furry friend is alright. Surgery can be a scary time for pet owners, but our team at Clovis Pet Hospital is here to answer your questions and help your dog or cat recover. If you live in or around Clovis or Fresno and would like to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians, call our team today at (559) 297-1222 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.