Spaying or neutering is the process of removing reproductive organs in pets. In females, this is called spaying. In males, neutering.
Spaying and neutering obviously removes the risk that your pet will become pregnant or impregnate another animal. But it also comes with additional health benefits and behavioral benefits. These include preventing some cancers, aggressive behavior, roaming, urine marking, howling, and more.
Meanwhile, spaying or neutering your pet means that they won’t potentially add to the population of unwanted or homeless pets.
Spaying and neutering are both standard procedures that we recommend for all pets. The procedure is straightforward and recovery time is relatively short.
Soft tissue surgeries include spay/neuter procedures as well as other surgeries including mass removals, repair after lacerations or trauma, hernia repair, bladder stone removal, and others. Generally, soft tissue surgery refers to any procedure that doesn’t deal with the bones.
Orthopedic surgery is surgery relating to your pet’s bones and joints, and can be used in some cases to help treat injuries, arthritis, and other conditions or issues.
Surgical oncology is the use of surgery to remove cancerous masses in the hopes of stopping the spread of cancer through your pet’s body.
Pets sometimes develop abnormal lumps, bumps, or cysts. Our first step is to identify whether the mass is the result of cancer. If it’s cancerous, it will have to be removed. If it’s not cancerous, we’ll discuss with you whether it seems to be causing your pet discomfort and whether it would be safe to remove it surgically.
If your pet is vomiting, losing weight, or experiencing diarrhea, bloating, pain and loss of appetite, it could be a sign of stomach or gastrointestinal problems. In some cases, gastrointestinal surgery may be required to correct the problem.
A splenectomy surgery is the removal of your pet’s spleen, usually conducted only as a last resort when other treatments have failed and your pet’s life is in danger.
When your pet swallows a foreign object that can’t safely pass through their digestive tract, it may need to be removed in a surgical procedure.
No one wants their pet to have to live with pain and discomfort. At Family Pet Clinic 2 in Feasterville, we offer a range of pain management treatments, procedures and tools to increase their quality of life.
Acute pain refers to pain resulting from injuries, accidents, or procedures. It’s sharp, sudden, and often intense pain that can (and should) be addressed quickly. Before surgical procedures, we ensure that we take all possible steps to minimize acute pain before, during, or after the procedure.
Chronic pain is often caused by ongoing conditions, such as arthritis or cancer. Chronic pain sometimes cannot be cured, but can be treated and managed over time.
Because chronic pain can cause pets to experience emotional and psychological distress, it’s important to identify the cause of chronic pain and take steps to help treat it.
At Family Pet Clinic 2, we’re expertly trained in the practice of treating chronic pain for your pets to help them live their best possible lives.
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