Surgery for Cats & Dogs
At Admirals Walk Pet Hospital, we only recommend surgery when we feel it is in the best interest of your pet.
We strive to ensure that you understand why we are recommending surgery for your pet and that you feel comfortable with the procedure.
Our veterinarians will provide you with information about the surgery, including risks and benefits, and post-operative care to help you make an informed decision.
At Admirals Walk Pet Hospital, we are equipped to perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat diseases and conditions in dogs and cats or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our veterinarians may perform or refer out the following surgical services:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgery covers a range of ear, nose, and throat procedures, as well as mass removals and the treatment of flesh wounds. Almost all surgical procedures not covered under the heading of orthopedic surgery may be considered soft tissue surgery.
Soft tissue surgery also includes procedures for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
Spaying and neutering are very common surgical procedures performed to sterilize pets, prevent disease, and provide dogs and cats with an extended life expectancy.
Cesarean sections are performed to surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus. C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Ocular Surgery
Ocular surgery is performed to treat eye conditions in dogs and cats. Common ocular surgeries include eyelid tumour removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.
- Mass Removal
Masses can also grow on or just under the skin or inside a body cavity. While some masses may be removed for aesthetic purposes, other masses can be serious or even life-threatening.
- Foreign Body Removal
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested by pets and become stuck inside a cat's or dog's body. Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, our trusted referral clinics can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
- Wound Repair
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged. It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible in order to avoid infection and other complications.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and conditions of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. Common veterinary orthopedic surgeries include TPLO and FHO.
- Dental Surgery
Dental surgeries relieve pain and restore good oral health to dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
Before surgery, a pre-surgical assessment is conducted. This includes a physical examination and blood tests to determine if your companion faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
During each surgery, a nurse administers anesthesia and continuously monitors your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are the priorities following surgery. Your veterinarian will also provide instructions for at-home care.