At Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate, we pride ourselves on the safety and successful outcomes of the surgical procedures we perform. We understand how special your pet is to you, which can cause emotions to run high. That's why we partner with you to formulate a surgical plan that is best for you and your pet. We will keep you updated every step of the way - before, during, and after the procedure.
The veterinarians at Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate have years of experience performing the common surgical procedures to follow:
The spay/neuter procedure offers dogs and cats numerous health and behavioral advantages and, as a result, benefits you as a pet owner too. This procedure is a key component of wellness care at Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate, and Drs. Stephanie Lantry and Laurie Putnam recommend it for all of their canine and feline patients.
As with all surgical procedures performed at Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate, your pet's safety and comfort throughout this procedure is our top priority. Our clinical team is highly trained to perform this procedure with meticulous surgical practices, including:
Spaying is performed on female pets and involves a complete ovariohysterectomy, or the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus.
Neutering is performed on male pets and involves the surgical removal of both testicles. Do not fret. It sounds scarier than it is! Your pet will not miss them.
For your individual pet, spay/neuter procedure benefits his or her overall health by preventing life-threatening diseases, undesirable sexual behaviors, and unwanted litters. This procedure also promotes longevity and greater loyalty and affection towards humans!
Spaying female pets prevents:
Neutering male pets prevents:
For the pet population at large, spay/neuter procedure helps curb pet overpopulation and frees up much-needed space in animal shelters; therefore, allowing more pets to be rescued.
Pain management is at the core of compassionate, exceptional veterinary medicine. The practice of managing pain considers the patient as a whole in an effort to not only protect a pet's physical functioning, but their psychological and emotional wellbeing as well. We prioritize the mitigation, management, and elimination of pain in all of our patients in an effort to give them comfortable, active, and happy lives.
Acute pain and chronic pain are the two main types of pain. These two categories of pain affect pets differently, which means the pain management approaches are different as well.
Acute pain is often the result of trauma from an accident or procedure. It causes sharp and sudden pain, but once it is addressed, the pain will cease. Acute pain is typically remedied in six months of less. Prior to surgical procedures, precautions are taken to manage acute pain before onset.
Chronic pain is often the result of conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and cancer. Oftentimes, chronic pain is not entirely curable and the pet will need to live with some degree of pain for the rest of their lives. In these cases, we will help to keep pain at an all-time low so your pet can live as comfortable and happy life as possible.
The psychological and emotional component of pain can elicit symptoms of dysfunction and depression, similar to human medicine. Physiologically, this can lead to delayed healing, worsening symptoms, and exaggerated stress in pets that are already suffering from an illness or injury. For this reason, it's key to be active in relieving pain as soon as possible. As with any medical condition, the longer a condition is endured, the less likely for successful treatment outcomes.
The veterinary professionals at Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate have years of experience detecting various indications of pain in pets-even the most subtle. We know what to look for that may easily go unnoticed at home. If we recognize signs of pain in your pet, our veterinarians will create an individualized plan to provide your pet with relief as quickly as possible.
In cases of routine surgical procedures, advanced medical treatments, and chronically painful conditions, we are able to manage pain preemptively with pain medications. This plan will continue through the treatment and recovery process and be modified along the way based on the pet's progress.
Below you will find the most common signs of pain in pets. If you recognize any of these signs in your pet, please do not wait to let our clinical team know so we can help your pet physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
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