Surgical Procedures for Dogs & Cats in Tracy
At Affordable Pet Vet Clinic we perform a number of surgical procedures including artificial insemination, spay & neuter procedures, TPLO for cruciate injuries, soft tissue surgery, C-sections and more to help Tracy pets live well.
Our vets offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Tracy animal hospital, using surgical techniques and stringent surgical protocols.
We will keep you fully informed about why we are recommending surgery for your dog or cat, and answer all of your questions.
TPLO surgery is performed by a veterinary surgeon who specializes in helping to restore mobility to dogs suffering from CCL injuries. This vet surgeon performs TPLO surgery for dogs at our animal hospital on a regular basis.
Post-Operative Care For Your Pet
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priority following your dog or cat's surgery.
You will be provided with detailed instructions regarding caring for your pet when they return home. If your dog or cat requires overnight care following surgery our team of veterinary professionals is here to administer treatment and medications throughout the night as needed.
Our vets at Affordable Pet Vet Clinic routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries to help Tracy pets to live happier and healthier lives:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For dogs and cats suffering from ear, nose and throat conditions, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
Soft tissue procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal and skin disorders.
During caesarean sections, we remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed with the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your animal is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may require ocular surgery to help relieve discomfort and prevent further issues.
Common ocular procedures for pets include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs often develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside of the pet's body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a relatively common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get 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 vets can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected and cared for properly by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible in order to help prevent infection.
During a urethrectomy, our vets remove all or part of a cat's or dog's ureter.
During a cystectomy, our Tracy veterinarians remove a cat's or dog's urinary bladder.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons and other skeletal structures in your pet to help relieve pain and restore mobility.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter your pet at our clinic, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease, curb undesirable behaviors and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
Dog spaying will prevent your female dog from mothering puppies but can also help to prevent cancers and regular heat cycles which can attract roaming males to your property.
Dog neutering can help to prevent your male dog from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protecting your dog from a number of serious cancers, and helping to reduce the risk of roaming and dog aggression.
Cat spaying prevents the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, protects your cat against serious illnesses, and helps to prevent behaviors such as howling and scooting that accompany heat cycles
Cat neutering prevents your male cat from fathering unwanted kittens, protects your cat against various illnesses and can help to prevent territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling and cat aggression.
- Dental Surgery
At Affordable Pet Vet Clinic our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
- Artificial Insemination
Surgical insemination is the best option for females with long-standing fertility problems as well as in cases where semen quality is impaired.
The Surgery Process
We understand that bringing your beloved pet in for surgery can be frightening. Rest assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
Our vets will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires a specialized surgical procedure, our vets will refer your dog or cat to a veterinary surgeon near you.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical exam, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed to determine whether your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries at our Tracy animal hospital are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in your pet's procedure will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before each surgery.