It's not uncommon for surgery to play a role in our lives, either as patients or as caretakers -- including the pets in our lives. When your beloved pet needs surgery, you want to know that that he's in expert, caring hands. You can obtain that peace of mind by entrusting your best friend to any veterinarian here at Georgesville Road Animal Hospital.
Feline/Canine Spay& Neuters
Surgical removal of reproductive organs which helps prevent pregnancy while also greatly reducing the risk of reproductive health problems
Surgical removal and optional biopsy to remove benign or malignant masses. Biopsies can be sent out which determine whether the mass is malignant -- at which point we might recommend additional surgery as a treatment option
(Two Front Paws)
Surgical removal of 3rd phalange on domesticated felines
Intestine protrudes through the abdominal muscles at the belly button
Removal of urethral and bladder stones after initial urine testing or ultrasounds
Skilled Anesthesia and Surgical Care From Your Veterinarian
Your veterinarian at Georgesville Road Animal Hospital will place your place under general anesthesia. This is a necessary step that is taken with great care, from choosing the right anesthetic substance and dosage level to monitoring vital signs throughout the surgery.
Once your pet is sufficiently awake to be brought home, we will prescribe specific medications to aid in his post-operative recovery, from antibiotics (to prevent infection at the incision site) to anti-inflammatory drugs. We will also provide you with instructions on how to care your recuperating pet, from changing bandages to watching for signs of possible complications. Our combined efforts will help ensure that your pet enjoys the quickest, easiest recovery possible.
Spay & Neuter Surgery
Spay & neuter surgery doesn't always rank highly on the average pet owners to do-list in terms of urgency -- but it's more important than you might think.
In addition to its power to prevent unwanted litters of baby animals, sexual sterilization can also protect your pet against a variety of significant health threats.
You can obtain this invaluable form of preventative wellness care right here at Georgesville Road Animal Hospital in Columbus OH.
Why Your Pet Should be Spayed or Neutered
Puppies and kittens are an entertaining addition to any household, but all too frequently unexpected pregnancies occur. This results in many baby animals being left outside or turned over to animal shelters, who every day lack more resources to care for them. In this sense, sterilization aids in the support of the greater animal community.
Your pet also benefits directly from being spayed or neutered. The removal of the testicles (neutering), or of the ovaries and uterus (spaying), immediately eliminates the risk of deadly cancers that can afflict these organs. It also greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer, prostate disease, and other serious ailments.
At the same time, the removal of the reproductive organs also removes mating urges. This means your pet won't be compelled to roam the streets or get into aggressive struggles with other animals, which could cause serious injury.
Preparations, Procedures, and Recovery
Your can have your pet spayed or neutered anytime from 6 months onward -- but the earlier, the better. Sterilizing your pet before sexual maturity generally provides the greatest health benefits.
We'll perform a preliminary exam to check your pet's health and anesthesia tolerance. After surgery, We may provide your pet with a neck cone to prevent licking or biting at the incision as your pet will go home the same day. Your veterinarian will also prescribe any painkillers, antibiotics, and home care routine needed to help you pet enjoy a safe and speedy recovery.
Pet surgery might seem like a daunting prospect, but the right vet center can make all the difference, both for pets and for their concerned owners. Any Columbus veterinarian on our skilled team will be happy to help your pet experience the many benefits of spay or neuter surgery. Call Georgesville Road Animal Hospital at (614) 272-0162 to schedule your pet's procedure. You'll be doing the right thing for your pet, for your household, and for animals everywhere!