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.

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Is my dog's incision infected? [closed]

She is 7 days post-op and everything has gone well, but I noticed the small opening on the end of her incision and what looks like it may be some pus. Is this something to be immediately concerned ...
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Hyperactive kitten after neuter surgery?

I took my kitten in to get neutered yesterday and when I picked him up he was obviously out of it, but still pretty aware of his surroundings. The vet tech gave us a rundown of what to expect and I ...
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Can eggs surgically removed from a pregnant platy fish still hatch?

My mom had a pregnant Mickey Mouse platy fish, but she just died today. We performed a little fishy c-section and got about 15 eggs out of her. Is there anything I can do to ensure they still hatch ...
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Please help! After Pyrometra surgery

My dog had emergency pyrometra surgery on Jan 10th. She was discharged the 14th. Until today ( jan 28th ) her incison was healing very nicely and today it appear like this. I was in contact with the ...
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Dog has a blister on incision

My dog had a pyometra surgery almost three weeks ago. She is ten years old. Today we noticed a small blister on her incision. I have attached the photo. Is it just a blister or something else? I ...
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My cat has started slapping my head/forehead with her claws when she wants to be fed

Unfortunately our cat needed to have all her teeth pulled and a couple of other visits to the veterinarian. Fortunately, (we're quite sure) she's not in pain anymore. However we noticed, that her ...
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What is the percent of rats that survive mammary tumor surgery?

Last week I noticed a growth on my rats chest. I got her into the vet and they said it was a mammary tumor. One option is to let it take its course and manage pain through medications and eventually ...
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How important is bloodwork before anesthesia?

Our 5.5y pug had died after his anesthesia started taking effect. He was there for Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome, and seemed healthy otherwise. He had removed few bad teeth 4 months ago with all the ...
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My mom having a surgery, wants cat out

My mom will have a surgery in a couple of weeks, and has been telling me that I have to take my cat out of the house (probably some uncle can take care of it). I wonder if there is any scientific ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Neutering incisions in cat

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Spaying my female dog and feeling guilty

I have my Indian female dog "Hazel" which I treat like my own daughter (though I am a bachelor). I was reluctant to get her spayed as I felt like keeping her intact will be good. But I need to go to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...