Our experienced doctors at Advantage Veterinary Center can perform a wide range of surgical procedures, including spaying and neutering, dental surgery, and soft tissue procedures. We are also happy to recommend doctors outside of our practice for procedures that we don’t offer here.
Why Spay or Neuter?
Spaying (for female pets) or neutering (for male pets) can protect your pet’s health and help control the overpopulation of cats and dogs. The procedure often reduces aggression and the risk of wandering and decreases the chance of your pet contracting certain diseases.
Ideally, pets should be neutered between 8 and 12 weeks of age. Our doctors can ensure that your pet is in good health and help you decide the best time for spaying or neutering.
Your pet may experience some pain and inflammation afterward, and we will provide you with prescriptions and specific instructions for using painkillers following your pet’s surgery.
If you notice any signs of infection, such as excessive swelling or discharge, after your pet’s surgery, please call our office as soon as possible.
Dental surgery is sometimes required to extract bad teeth, especially if your pet is suffering from a periodontal disease or has a broken or abscessed tooth. We know the thought of surgery can be frightening, but bad teeth are often a source of pain and inflammation, so your pet will most likely feel much better after the tooth is removed.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgeries are procedures that do not involve bones or joints. Soft tissue surgeries encompass spaying and neutering; cystotomies to remove tumors, bladder stones, and urethral obstructions; foreign body removal; and intestinal surgeries.
If your pet needs soft tissue surgery, our doctors and technicians will do all they can to keep your pet comfortable and safe throughout his or her procedure.
With any surgery, our doctors and staff at Advantage Veterinary Center will provide you with post-op instructions, including medication schedules and signs to watch for that warrant a call to our office. If at any time following your pet’s procedure you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.