Animal Surgery at Our Animal Hospital
We provide animal surgery for a wide range of pets, from dogs and cats to exotic animals. A handful of these procedures, however, seem to come up with special frequency. Here are three of the most common animal surgeries:
1. Spaying and neutering, happily, represents one of the most common procedures for dogs and cats. We say "happily" because surgical sterilization does a great deal of good both for your pet and for the animal community. Removal of the reproductive organs can drastically reduce or even eliminate the risk of many illnesses, including reproductive cancers, while also reducing anxiety, frustration and aggressive behavior. We recommend spaying or neutering your pet at the age of 8 weeks if possible.
2. Skin surgeries account for thousands of surgical procedures nationwide each year. These cases include removals of benign and malignant skin tumors or other masses. (Thankfully, most of the masses removed through surgery prove benign.) Skin ulcerations or abscesses may also require surgical intervention before proper healing can take place. Regular grooming can help detect a skin problem before it becomes serious.
3. Tooth extractions also make up a large number of veterinary surgeries. Fortunately, you can help prevent the need for this sort of procedure by taking good care of your pet's teeth. We can perform regular dental examinations and cleanings to help your pet's teeth remain healthy. We can also teach you how to brush your pet's teeth at home for added protection.
Surgery for Chapel Hill and Durham Pets
If you need a Durham or Chapel Hill veterinarian with the skill and experience to handle a wide range of surgical issues, look no further than our veterinary team here at New Hope Animal Hospital. Drs. Windram and Bishop can evaluate your pet's situation and perform the appropriate procedure, from spaying and neutering to emergency animal surgery.
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