Pet Surgery From Our Veterinary Clinic
Veterinary surgery has become more sophisticated in recent years, and in some ways gets close to the level of surgery on humans. At Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital in Granada Hills, we are here to take care of all the health needs of your pets. Some surgeries are minor and may make your pet's life better, and some are major that can save your pet's life. At either extreme or somewhere in between, we want to help keep your furry friends healthy and happy.
General surgery covers a wide variety of possibilities. Sometimes a pet needs surgery when there is an emergency or a sudden illness. Sometimes dogs or cats get something stuck in their stomachs, and surgery is needed to unclog them. Today's veterinarians can take of that issue that would have been very hard just a few years ago. Some other surgeries are more elective in nature, and we can help you make the best choices for your animal in that regard.
Spay & Neuter
Spaying or neutering a pet will ensure they have no offspring, and this is recommended for almost all pets. It does make them healthier as well as preventing unwanted litters of puppies or kittens. Animal rights advocates agree there are too many animals now, and that many times unwanted puppies or kittens end up abandoned and homeless.
Especially with older dogs, sometimes teeth need to be removed. There is, not yet at least, dental repair for dog's teeth. They eventually rot or wear out and need to be removed. This will lessen the pain a dog has in his or her mouth, and allow them to eat more effectively. Sometimes there are other issues as well with younger dogs that require dental surgery. Your veterinarian can also do professional teeth cleaning, which will help protect the health of your animal's teeth and help them last longer.
Orthopedic surgery relates to the bones and related parts. If your animal gets a torn ligament, that can be repaired surgically, for instance. Fixing a broken bone is also considered surgery. Hip dysplasia happens when a dog has an abnormal hip socket that can eventually cause a lot of pain and even crippling. Repairing this and even hip replacement are options. In extreme cases, you may even need a leg amputated, which also falls under orthopedic surgery. This type of pet surgery usually requires a stay at the animal hospital.
Call Us Today!
We are here for you in an emergency, and we want to care for your happy and healthy pet as well. At Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital in Granada Hills, we strive to give your animal the best possible care. Call for an appointment and let us be your pet's veterinarian.