Any surgery performed on an animal that isn’t orthopedic is soft tissue surgery. At Meadowbrook Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians are highly skilled and experienced surgeons equipped to perform a wide range procedures.
Soft tissue surgery can include the removal of mass, bladder problems, removal of kidney stones or other intestinal surgery.
Among the symptoms of problems in an animal are:
- Abnormal lumps or bumps
- Unexpected weight loss
- Problems urinating
- Painful ears
Once a diagnosis is made, all surgical pets are examined and thoroughly evaluated, including pre-anesthetic blood work, to make sure the organs are working the way they should and if there are other possible health problems.
Each operation at Meadowbrook Veterinary Clinic is performed under an individualized anesthetic plan and one of our certified and skilled veterinary technicians will monitor your pet before, during and after the surgery.
The likelihood your pet will have pain after surgery is high, as with any surgery involving soft tissue and cutting into the body. Pain medications and nerve blocks may be prescribed after the surgery to keep your pet as comfortable as possible.
Once home, you should continue to monitor your pet. A good way to determine if he or she is having pain is by the attitude and heart rate. Consider this: if you are in pain your heart rate is usually faster and your attitude isn’t real good. The difference is, your pet can’t put it into words.