One of the most common procedures we perform at Cainhoy Veterinary Hospital is the spay/neuter procedure. The primary purpose of this procedure is to prevent reproduction by removing the reproductive organs in males (neutering) and females (spaying). This helps prevent unwanted pregnancies and helps prevent pet homelessness and euthanasia due to unwanted kittens and puppies in the community.
However, spaying and neutering also carry other health benefits. Spayed females have longer lifespans on average, as it reduces the risk of infection, breast cancer, and other diseases. As for males, those who have been neutered also enjoy a decreased cancer risk and reduced behaviors such as roaming and aggression that can lead to dangerous situations.
We recommend that all companion pets should be neutered or spayed. If you have any questions at all about this routine, minimally invasive procedure, please feel free to contact us.
Soft tissues surgery refers to any surgical procedure that doesn’t involve the bones and joints. This can include routine procedures or life saving surgeries in emergency situations. Common soft tissue surgery in pets includes spay/neuter procedures, hernia repairs, bladder stone removals, and more.
Surgical oncology is the removal of cancerous tissue in order to keep cancer from spreading throughout the body. The earlier we’re able to diagnose cancerous growth, the more effectively we can remove it via surgery.
If a mass is determined not to be cancerous, whether or not we advise removal depends on a range of factors— size, whether it’s causing pain or discomfort, and proximity to vital organs which could potentially be damaged in a surgical procedure.
These procedures involve your pet’s digestive system, including the stomach, intestines, and related functions. Gastrointestinal surgery may be advised for a range of reasons, including certain cancers and other issues.
A splenectomy is a complete removal of your pet’s spleen, and is usually advised only when other attempts at treatment of diseases or conditions relating to the spleen have been unsuccessful.