The Best Vets in Highland ParkHighland Park Vet Pet Surgery

We understand that receiving news about recommending surgery for your pet can be frightening.  Rest assured that we have your pet’s best interests in mind.  We want you to feel comfortable with making the right decision for a surgical procedure in regards to your pet’s health.

There are 2 types of surgical procedures for both cats and dogs.  They fall under what we call Elective Procedures and Urgently Necessary Procedures.

We will make sure your pet goes through a detailed examination before we recommend or schedule a surgery, including ensuring that the anesthesia being used is safe for your particular pet.

 

The Best Vets in Highland ParkHighland Park Vet Dog Surgery

The most common elective dog surgery procedures include:

  • Spay
  • Neuter
  • Dental extractions
  • Benign growths of the skin

 

Common urgent care surgical procedures include:

  • Skin lacerations or abscess
  • Intestinal obstruction from a foreign body
  • Internal bleeding
  • Torn cruciate or ACL ruptures
  • Fracture repair
  • Malignant skin tumors
  • Bladder stones/urethral blockages
  • Spleen cancer

It is important to take into account your Dog’s current age and general health, potential complications, potential surgery outcomes, recovery times, and rehabilitation.

 

The Best Vets in Highland ParkHighland Park Vet Cat Surgery

We suggest elective surgeries for your cat when they are generally considered healthy so that complications are greatly reduced.  Even urgent surgeries carry lower risks today become of improvements in medicine and standard veterinary care.

Elective cat surgeries include:

  • Spay
  • Neuter
  • Dental extractions

Urgent cat surgeries include:

  • Skin lacerations or abscess
  • Intestinal obstruction from a foreign body
  • Skin cancers
  • Fracture repair

It is also important to take into account the age and health of your cat, potential complications, potential surgery outcomes, recovery times, and recovery time.