At Faithful Friends Animal Hospital, we have the training, experience and resources to take care of most of your pet’s surgical needs. While no one wants a pet to have to go through surgery, sometimes a surgical procedure is the best option for maintaining or improving the health and quality of life for your dog or cat. We can perform a variety of soft tissue and orthopedic procedures as needed, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are considering pet surgery. Our veterinary team is here for all your pet surgery needs in Colorado Springs!
Why Your Pet May Need Surgery
Our goal as your veterinarian is to help your pet live the longest, fullest life possible. While the foundation for a quality life is regular wellness care, good nutrition and exercise, sometimes these alone are not enough to keep your pet in top shape. Sometimes surgery is the best option available – and sometimes it is a necessity.
When you bring your pet to us with a health concern, we will conduct a careful examination to determine the source of the issue. If we believe that surgery is necessary, we will advise you on what surgery we think is most appropriate, and will explain why it is necessary and the basics of what it will involve.
The two most common types of pet surgery are:
Soft Tissue Surgery
The soft tissue in your pet’s body is prone to a number of complications and diseases, as well as injury. There are a number of different reasons why your pet needs soft tissue surgery, including:
- Tumor removal
- Ruptured bladder
- Hernia repair
- Removal of spleen
- Bladder stone removal
- Lung lobectomy
- Brachycephalic airway syndrome
Much like humans, pets are prone to orthopedic issues. Our surgery team can perform numerous orthopedic surgeries, including:
- Total Hip Replacement (THR)
- Fracture repair
- Tibial plateau leveling
- Spine surgery
- TATE elbow replacement
- Achilles tendon repair
- Total Ankle Replacement (TAR)
The Importance of Anesthesia
Just like humans, pets can experience considerable pain if they are operated on without anesthesia. They are also incapable of understanding why surgery is necessary, which makes anesthesia a must. Even teeth cleanings require anesthesia, due to the fact that pets will not happily submit to teeth cleaning – which puts veterinarians and pets at risk.
Our anesthesia team is highly trained in the administration of anesthesia for pets, which ensures there will be minimal risk for your companion animal.
Post-Op Care Following Surgery
We will prescribe post-op care and medication based on the surgery we perform. You can help your pet recover by administering medications as directed, ensuring your pet rests as instructed and bringing your pet back for a checkup as necessary.
Contact Us For Your Pet Surgery Needs
Please contact our veterinarian team today at 719-596-8544 to schedule an appointment with our surgery team. We are standing by to answer your questions and assist in any way we can.