Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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Even routine surgery is a serious business that requires skill, expertise, and compassionate patient care -- and that's why pet owners trust Forest Hill Animal Hospital. The veterinarians and staff at our Germantown animal hospital provide top-quality care while keeping you informed and educated on your pet's surgical procedure and options.
We treat the pets under our care as if they were our own, from pre-operative evaluations to post-operative follow-ups. You can count on your veterinarian in Germantown when your pet needs procedures such as:
Spay and Neuter Surgery - Spay and neuter surgery should be considered an essential preventative wellness procedure, ideally performed before your pet reaches sexual maturity. Spay surgery (removal of female reproductive organs) and neuter surgery (removal of male testes) doesn't just help control the animal population -- it also protects your pet against reproductive cancers, heat-inspired dangerous behaviors, and other health threats.
Dental Surgery - Dental surgery is sometimes necessary to maintain the overall health of your pet's mouth. The most routine example is teeth cleaning under anesthesia to remove built-up tartar that leads to periodontal disease. We can also extract teeth, repair injuries and remove oral cancers as needed.
External Surgery - Your veterinarian in Germantown frequently performs surgery to remove skin lumps or other lesions for biopsy. We can also use surgery to treat injured eyes, ears, tails or other external features.
Internal Surgery - If your pet requires internal surgery, he's in good hands at our Germantown animal hospital. We can remove internal tumors, repair damaged or ailing organs, and administer C-sections in cases of dystocia (difficult labor).
Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic surgery can repair, modify or otherwise treat joint and bone conditions that might otherwise cause a lifetime of pain and lameness for your pet. We can restructure knee joints suffering from ligament damage, relieve pain and improve function in a hip plagued by dysplasia, fuse painfully arthritic vertebrae to limit bone friction and much more.
Emergency Surgery - Some surgical procedures are urgent in nature. Our skilled, experienced team can perform emergency surgery to untwist digestive organs threatened by bloat, remove stones or other obstacles to urination, extract swallowed foreign objects; pin together complicated fractures, seal lacerations and stop bleeding.
We view pet surgery as more than an isolated procedure; instead, it's a process that calls for scrupulous care and attention. We begin by using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques to obtain the clearest possible understanding of your pet's condition, sharing that information with you so you can make smart treatment decisions. During the operation, we maintain a close watch over anesthesia so your pet remains as safe and comfortable as possible. Following the surgery, we'll provide medications, postoperative care tips, and follow-up exams to help your pet recuperate.
Make sure your pet receives this level of care -- call our veterinarian in Germantown at 901-754-5007 to schedule surgery. We look forward to meeting with you!