A traumatic injury or a potentially cancerous growth may require amputation of a toe or limb to prevent additional bone damage or stop disease progression. We understand the decision to remove a toe or limb isn’t an easy one but may be the only option to completely remove a primary cancer tumor or to relieve your four-legged family member’s pain and discomfort. Typically, our doctors find that dogs and cats recover quickly from amputation surgery and learn to rebalance themselves on three legs or fewer toes much faster than expected. At the current time, we refer patients with bone fractures or ruptured cruciate ligaments that require surgery to a board-certified veterinary surgeon or a veterinarian with specialized skills and extensive experience.
Our doctors recommend most puppies and kittens are spayed or neutered between 6-8 months of age; however, we recognize there is some scientific evidence that delaying spay or neuter surgery for large breed dogs may be beneficial. We’re happy to discuss the benefits and risks of this surgery as it relates to your dog’s breed and lifestyle to help you make a decision.
Ozzie’s Surgery Day video provides excellent insight into our surgical procedures and safety measures to help ensure your pet is medically stable and comfortable while in our care.
Other Soft Tissue Surgery
Other soft tissue surgeries include the removal of tumors or growths found on the skin or within the abdominal cavity, foreign bodies obstructing the stomach or bowels, stones or calculus in the bladder, and the repair of bite wounds, punctures, or lacerations. Our doctors and veterinary care team members use innovative surgical techniques and state-of-the-art technology to provide the best surgical experience possible for your four-legged family member.