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Internal Procedures

What Are the Reasons for Pet Surgery?

Pet surgery is something that is not undertaken regularly. Internal procedures are complex and can cause severe complications if something goes wrong. This is why it is best to partner with an experienced veterinarian if your pet requires surgery.

At TLC for Pets, serving Reisterstown and Owings Mills, MD, our team is highly skilled and ready to assist your pet. Below are some of the reasons your pet may require surgery.

Internal Procedures

Internal Breeding

If our veterinarians establish that your pet has internal bleeding, an infection, or a blockage, your pet may need surgery to address the issue. Internal bleeding can be caused by heat stroke, trauma, or cancer. Infections may be the result of a ruptured abscess or organ perforation. Lastly, blockages can be caused by ingesting foreign objects or having tumors that press on the intestines.

Cancer Treatment

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in dogs and cats, and surgery is often the best option for treatment. If your pet has cancer, our team will work with you to determine the best course of action, which may include surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. A skilled veterinarian will ensure that your pet is as comfortable as possible during surgery and will do everything possible to minimize the risk of complications.

Spay and Neuter Procedures

Spaying and neutering are the most common surgical procedures for pets. These procedures help to reduce the homeless pet population and can also have health benefits for your pet. Spaying your female pet eliminates the risk of it developing pyometra (a life-threatening uterine infection) and can also help reduce the risk of mammary cancer. Neutering your male pet will help prevent testicular cancer and reduce aggression.

Organ Transplants

In some cases, pets may need an organ transplant to improve their quality of life. For example, dogs with congenital heart disease may need a pacemaker implanted, and cats with kidney failure may need a kidney transplant. While these procedures are complex, our team has the experience and expertise to ensure that your pet receives the best care.

Fracture Repair

Over the years, we have helped many pets suffering from broken bones. While some fractures can be treated with splints or casts, others may require surgery. This is often the case with compound fractures, in which the bone has pierced through the skin. Surgery is also often necessary to repair fractures located in difficult-to-reach places or involving multiple bones.

Visit Your Local Veterinarian for Pet Internal Procedures

Pet surgery is not something that should be taken lightly. However, in some cases, it is the best option for your pet. If you have questions about pet surgery or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact TLC for Pets in Reisterstown, MD, today at (410) 833-1717. We are more than happy to help you and your pet.