An Overview of Pet Surgery at Pet Medical Services
It is important for everyone who owns a pet in the Orem area to have a place to go for pet surgery. While nobody likes to think about a loved one needing surgery, this happens from time to time. It is important for everyone to know about the common reasons why a pet might need to have surgery. It is also a good idea to know about some of the common complications that might develop following pet surgery. The team from Pet Medical Services is here to make sure that everyone is familiar with veterinary surgery.
Common Reasons for Veterinary Surgery
At Pet Medical Services, there are a few reasons why a veterinarian might need to do surgery. One of the most common reasons is spay and neuter procedures. These procedures are important because they are done to control the population of homeless animals. This helps keep the shelter populations under control. This surgery can also prevent illnesses and certain forms of cancer down the line.
Among the more emergent reasons why we might need to do surgery include the development of tumors. There are many types of tumors. Some are relatively minor, while others can be aggressive forms of cancer.
Finally, we also perform orthopedic surgery at Pet Medical Services. Some of the common orthopedic procedures we might need to perform include broken bones, torn ligaments, and even torn muscles. We know how to handle these operations and get pets feeling as good as new again.
Possible Complications Following a Surgical Procedure
While surgical procedures are often necessary, there are still some complications that might develop. Pets often like to scratch their stitches. However, this can be a serious issue because pets can open their wounds. For this reason, we often place pets in cones to prevent this issue. Surgical sites also run the risk of becoming infected. We will teach the families of our patients the signs of infection to watch for. Finally, there is also a chance that a pet might have a bad reaction to anesthesia. We are always ready for this potential complication.
Contact Pet Medical Services Today to Make an Appointment
At Pet Medical Services, these are only a few of the many services that we provide. While we never hope that a veterinarian will have to perform surgery, we are here for the pets of Orem when they are needed. If you would like to learn more about the services we provide, please reach out to us today to make an appointment by calling 385-375-2000. We would be honored to help you and your pet with your pet's needs.