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Cat & Dog Surgery in Gilbert: Providing a Higher Quality of Life for Your Pet

Your pet deserves to live their fullest and best life. When there's a health problem that requires dog or cat surgery, their quality of life and the relationship you share with them can both suffer. In many cases, surgery provides an opportunity to restore your pet's good health, improve their quality of life, and get you back to doing the things you enjoy doing together.

When Cat & Dog Surgery is Necessary

When dog or cat surgery is the best course, you'll be happy to have a veterinarian who knows you and your pet to guide you through the process. We understand that the prospect of surgery is among the most frightening parts of pet ownership, and we take it very seriously. We'll help you understand why surgery is the best option for your pet by answering any questions you have. You can also be sure that your pet's safety and comfort are our top priorities.

Soft tissue surgeries commonly performed at Priority Pet Hospital include:

  • Spay (ovariohysterectomy)
  • Neuter (castration)
  • Retained (cryptorchid) testicle removal
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Lump and bump removal (skin growths, cysts, masses, tumors, etc.)
  • Skin and other soft tissue biopsies
  • "Cherry eye" repair (prolapsed gland of the third eyelid)
  • Bladder stone removal (cystotomy)
  • Gastrointestinal foreign body removal (gastrotomy, enterotomy)

Our team in Gilbert has the experience and training to provide many soft tissue procedures in our AAHA-accredited surgical suite, but we recognize that some procedures are best performed by a specialist. When a specialist's help is called for, we'll help you find the right one for your pet's needs.

Safety First: Anesthesia Protocol & Monitoring

Anesthesia safety is a concern for many pet owners. You want to be sure that your pet is well-cared for from the moment they arrive to their release from the hospital. That's why we follow current AAHA anesthetic guidelines and designate a team member whose sole responsibility is to monitor your pet's response to anesthesia. To learn more how to judge anesthetic safety, download our free guide: 10 Questions You Should Ask Before Your Pet has General Anesthesia.

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Pain Management & Post-Surgery Dog & Cat Care

You want to ensure your pet's recovery is as pain-free as possible, and so do we. Pain control before, during, and after surgery helps your pet get back to their normal routine quickly. We'll also prescribe pain medication to help you continue their care at home.

Rest and protection of surgical incisions are critical after any surgery. To help you provide successful nursing care at home, we provide extensive written instructions about your pet's specific needs upon their release.

Have questions about surgery for your pet? Call (480) 857-7234 to start our relationship today. We'll schedule a thorough exam, address all your questions and concerns, and provide you with a surgical plan you can be confident about.

Cat wearing a cone after surgery