Just like humans, many pets need surgery at some point during their lives. Despite the surgery type your pet requires, the veterinarians at Alexander Animal Hospital in Severna Park, MD, provide quality, compassionate care. Our team understands that this can be stressful for pet parents and animals. So, we will ensure that all procedures and post-op care are explained clearly.
The Need for Pet Surgery
Spaying and neutering are the most prevalent types of surgery for pets. Also, neutering (for males) and spaying (for females) ensure that pets cannot reproduce. As a result, this eliminates the risks of testicular and uterine cancer in males. It also lowers the chances of breast cancer in female animals. Besides spaying and neutering, skin abscesses, tooth extractions, and benign skin masses are commonly why cats and dogs need surgery. Visit Alexander Animal Hospital if you see signs of your dog developing bloat. This is a potentially fatal condition that provokes the stomach to twist and fill with gas.
In addition, your pet may require other surgical services such as bladder stone removal, hip dysplasia treatment, or cancer treatment. We also offer after-hours on-call emergency services Monday to Saturday from 6 pm until midnight and Sundays from 9 am to midnight. Call us directly at 410-777-8678!
Is Surgery Painful?
Although pain can be an issue after surgery, our team will anesthetize or sedate your pet during surgery to make sure that pain is not a problem. Additionally, your pet will receive pain medication so they can remain comfortable throughout their stay. After surgery, your pet pal will spend some time in our hospital’s recovery area before we release them. Our vets will also be available to answer any comments or questions you may have during the recovery period.
Call Us Today!
Whether your pet requires minor or significant surgery, the Alexander Animal Hospital team handles them with the same quality and focuses on patient welfare. We also schedule pet wellness exams to diagnose any potentially life-threatening diseases.
Are you interested in using our surgical services for your pet’s veterinary needs? Call our office at 410-777-8678!
Support Your Pet’s Wellness at Alexander Animal Hospital
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.