Category: Cat Veterinary Surgery

Veterinary Cryosurgery

What is Veterinary Cryosurgery? Dr. Smith often uses veterinary cryosurgery in his pet cancer treatment plans. Cryosurgery, also called cryotherapy or cryoablation, is a common cancer procedure used in humans. Dr. Smith uses it to skin tumors, and sometimes even certain tumors inside the body. Cryosurgery works by using extreme cold produced by liquid nitrogen or argon gas to destroy cancer cells and abnormal tissue. Watch the Video               Transcription Dr. Smith:  Ladies and gentlemen, I’m Doctor Marc Smith, a 20-year practicing veterinarian and co-creator of PET | TAO Holistic Pet Products, and I’m

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External Skeletal Fixation Device Home Care Instructions

An external skeletal fixation device consists of multiple pins and external bars that hold a fractured bone in place while healing takes place. The best benefit of using an external skeletal fixation device to correct a broken leg is the ease of at-home maintenance. External Skeletal Fixation Device Home Care Instructions When you take your pet home from the hospital, there are three main things that the owner needs to be aware of: Confine your dog. It is very important to confine your dog to avoid additional injury. In a few short days, your dog will start bearing weight on the

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Biopsy Procedure for Dogs and Cats

Why Might You Need  A Biopsy Procedure? A biopsy procedure for dogs and cats provides important information regarding the seriousness of your pet’s condition. A biopsy also confirms the diagnosis and the best course of treatment. Different Biopsy Procedures for Dogs and Cats Veterinarians use several different biopsy procedures for dogs and cats: Punch:  This type of biopsy uses a circular blade varying in size from 1 mm to 8 mm. The blade is attached to a handle and rotates down into the tissue to extract a small cylindrical shaped sample. Topical anesthetic mitigates any pain and discomfort. Afterward, the

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PU Surgery Recovery: Cat Perineal Urethrostomy

I saw a very interesting case the other day that will appeal to all cat lovers. This kitty is 14 years old and presented with painful and inappropriate urination. Sounds like a simple, straightforward case of UTI/FUS and/or stones. Oh, how wrong I was! Upon further exam, this kitty had a large mass on the sheath of his penis. The mass was about the size of a nickel. I thought for sure this was a tumor, most likely a squamous cell carcinoma. We decided that cat perineal urethrostomy would be the best course of treatment. Indications for Cat Perineal Urethrostomy

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Neurectomy Surgery Behind-the-Scene

 What is Neurectomy Surgery? Neurectomy surgery is one of the treatments for navicular disease. Navicular disease is a degenerative disease of a horse’s heel. Other names for neurectomy are: Nerving Palmer digital neurectomy Posterior digital neurectomy. It is a surgical procedure where the surgeon cuts or removes a portion of the nerve supply to the horse’s foot. Oftentimes, we use neurectomy surgery as a last resort for relieving heel pain. Watch Surgical Horse Neurectomy on Youtube. Will a Neurectomy Help My Horse? Maybe. Experience shows neurectomy is often more successful in younger horses. Most importantly, you need to understand the

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