Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [surgery]

Questions about the process of surgery, preparation, aftercare, and complications. If your pet is having a medical emergency, please take them to their veterinarian.

3
votes
1answer
77 views

Why would defanged snakes not bite?

Regarding scope, this question is about a situation that occurred in what seems very unlikely to be a private home, but rather type of exhibition or possibly breeding venue. However, according to the ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

When can I remove my dog's bandage?

My dog recently had surgery to correct his luxating patella. Poor boy's only a year old... The surgery was only 3 days ago and his bandage has already started to slide down his leg, exposing part of ...
5
votes
2answers
160 views

Neutering incisions

My kitten just got neutered today and he has been bad about trying to lick his incision. I put a cone on him but he is able to pull it off. How easily is he able to ruin his incisions? He is on pain ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

URGENT: Foreign object removed, intestines patched, gut still shows fluid buildup. Going into surgery #3

My friend's dog is about to have a critical surgery, and the vet hasn't seen this particular problem before. I'm hoping one of you can offer additional insight. The stats... Species: Border Collie ...
3
votes
0answers
67 views

My Shiba Inu has been diagnosed with Double-Chambered Right Ventricle

My 1 year old Shiba has been diagnosed with Double-Chambered Right Ventricle which is a rare (in dogs) Congenital Heart Disease. Has anyone dealt with this an been able to successfully operate this ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How long to wait before flying after a dog had been spayed

How long after being spayed should you wait before flying a dog on an international flight?
10
votes
1answer
118 views

Does anyone have experience with: unknown mass in cat's chest?

( Please note we live in a developing country with limited veterinary resources ) Our one year old short hair domestic calico started having what we thought was chest congestion / respiratory ...
1
vote
1answer
488 views

Are there health consequences if I don't spay my cat? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of spaying my cat sense most people suggest I do so. But I'm still not convinced about why I should do that. My cat doesn't have behaviour issues, she acts like a normal cat would, she's ...
2
votes
1answer
308 views

Best E-Collar for cat post Perineal Urethrostomy (PU) surgery?

I have a cat who had to have a PU surgery and now has a traditional cheap plastic E-Collar held on with a gauze band. He's scratching his neck at the gauze and there's a good chance he will get the ...
1
vote
1answer
288 views

Feline hyperaldosteronism (Conn's disease) alternative treatment options

I have a cat, male, 15 years, previously otherwise healthy (until yesterday he's always been active, healthy weight, energy level about the same as a 7-8 year old) except for a heart murmur since ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

What Are The Benefits To Cropping Dog Ears?

Some pet owners crop their dog's ears. This procedure ends with the ears standing straight up. I get the impression that this is genearlly tailored towards specific breeds (stronger ones), though I ...
4
votes
1answer
474 views

What to do with a kitten a week after spay?

My 5 1/2 month old kitten got spayed yesterday! The vet said to leave the e-collar on for 14 days, and to try to keep her from exerting herself too much. They recommended I keep her in a safe place ...
2
votes
1answer
301 views

spaying my female dog and feeling guilty

I have my Indian female dog "Hazel" I treat her like my own daughter (though I am a bachelor) I was reluctant to get her spayed as I feels like it keeping her intact will be good. But I need to go to ...
1
vote
2answers
115 views

My cat won't stop licking himself?

My cat recently got neutered and must wear the e-collar as he's already ripped open the incision once. Most of the time he's licking the collar trying to get at his wound. That's not the problem. I ...
1
vote
1answer
498 views

My rabbit pulled her stitches out the day after surgery, now what?

I took my rabbit into the vet, she had a lump on her belly. The vet made an incision about an inch and half (4cm) long and removed the lump (not cancer) it was just under her skin. He stiched her up ...
2
votes
0answers
45 views

Recently adopted Schipperke mix, question regarding its ACL/CCL surgery

My girlfriend and I just recently adopted a schipperke mix from the humane society near us. She's a 5year old(give or take a few years), who had ACL surgery back on 8/22/15. She's in roughly week 6 of ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Suggestions for activities for dog recovering from dental surgery

My dog recently had 4 teeth pulled and the dentist instructed me to not let her play with/chew any toys for 2 weeks after the surgery. My dog loves to play though, so she's very frustrated that I've ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

What can I do when the cone of shame is too heavy?

Our puppy Dachshund had an Ovarihysterectomy performed on Monday (she was spayed). She has a small (approximately 2 inch) sutured scar on her belly. She was given a cone to wear and we were asked to ...
11
votes
5answers
75k views

How can I stop my cat from removing her cone?

I just got my cat back from being spayed. She's got the stitches, and she's supposed to wear the cone for a week to stop her from licking them. Problem is, we've gotten the cone on her four times ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Do I need to remove the stitches of my adopted spayed cat?

I've just adopted a 6-month old female spayed cat and she has stitches on her belly. The previous owner did not mention anything about having to remove the stitches but they don't look like they're ...
10
votes
3answers
2k views

Are dog leg braces an acceptable alternative to prohibitively expensive knee surgery?

We noticed our 4 year old Lab/Rottweiler mix limping on her right hind leg recently, and we took her to the vet to check her out. Our vet diagnosed the problem as a partially torn cranial cruciate ...
5
votes
4answers
7k views

How much will intestinal surgery affect my cat?

My cat ate a balloon a few days ago. Sadly, she didn't manage to digest it, so tomorrow the vet will perform an intestinal surgery to remove it from her intestines. How much will this surgery affect ...
5
votes
5answers
440 views

What can I do to stop my cat urinating indoors?

My cat is normally very well behaved - he is used to going outside and always uses his litter box. However he has recently had surgery on his foot and must stay indoors and wear a cone on his head ...
7
votes
1answer
56 views

What should I consider before allowing my pet to be a blood donor?

I searched for pet blood donation online and found there are several organizations. I don't have any numbers, put there are potentially hundreds in the USA. Looking at few sites, it appears there is ...
6
votes
1answer
246 views

Can cancer/growth surgery on fish be successful?

This is a general question, on if cancer surgery on fish can be an effective treatment. An answer on the related question Tilapia - Growth on neck suggests that all cancer surgery on fish will be ...
7
votes
2answers
707 views

How does early desexing affect my cats?

There's a lot of information online debating the optimal age to de-sex a cat. We adopted two 16-week-old kittens, a brother and sister, from a shelter. They were already desexed. I am wondering ...