At The Vets we take every precaution to make sure your cat or dog is treated with the utmost of care. Desexing achieves the following:
- Prevents unwanted litters;
- Desexed animals are less likely to get some diseases;
- It can reduce some behavioural problems such as roaming; and
- Is a sign of a responsible pet owner
We treat every desexing as an individual, taking care to examine the patient prior to surgery. This includes taking their heart rate, checking their gum colour, weighing them and sometimes blood testing. It is paramount to make sure that they are healthy for the procedure.
Just as humans, older pets can develop cancers. At The Vets, we have in house facilities to determine whether the tumour is hazardous or not. Once the nature of the tumour is identified, we will then decide the best treatment plan for your pet.
Intestinal & Bladder Surgery
If your dog has swallowed a rock or is having trouble passing urine, we are able to operate to remove the obstruction and get them on the road to recovery. We are experienced in the removal of both intestinal foreign bodies (rocks, plastic, rubber balls and bones) and also bladder stones. We offer a range of preventative diets after surgery for bladder stone cases to help avoid repeat occurrences.
Giving birth can be life threatening. If things don’t go according to plan, we are available 24/7 to provide advice. If required, we can perform surgery on your pregnant pet to ensure her safety and the safety of her puppies or kittens.
Orthopedics: Hip & Knee
Knee and hip conditions are just as common in dogs as they are in humans. Many dogs suffer from injuries to the cruciate ligament in their knees and require knee surgery just like humans. Sometimes dogs or cats can have the hip joint dislocated due to falls or being hit by a car. At The Vets, we can provide surgical treatments for these conditions. We can also provide medical treatment if this is more appropriate for your pet.
In House Pathology
If your pet is sick, a rapid diagnosis of the problem is vital. At The Vets, we are fully equipped to perform blood tests on your pet to provide a quick diagnosis. As a result, we can proceed with the correct treatment rapidly. This means we can have vital information for your pets treatment in only 15 minutes instead of waiting overnight for results. We also have a microscope for examining samples from masses and lumps prior to surgery.