Inglewood Vet Clinic in Caledon offers a range of surgeries including:
Spay and neuter. Also known as ovariohysterectomy and castration in females and males respectively. These are routine surgeries that are recommended for all pets, unless they are intended to be bred. In a spay, a female pet’s ovaries and uterus are removed, meanwhile neuters are the removal of a male’s testicles. These procedures are essential to preventing health complications related to their reproductive organs (eg. uterine or prostate cancer). Spays are recommended at 5 to 7 months of age, before their first heat. Neuters can be done as early as 5 months of age; however, many pet owners prefer to wait until their male pet reaches a certain size first. We also offer rabbit neuters.
Dewclaw removal. Dewclaws are the extra inner claws that are always present on the front legs and sometimes on the rear legs. Rear dewclaws tend to grow very quickly and curl into the toepad, causing discomfort, so they are often removed during neuter/spay or other surgeries.
Soft Tissue Surgeries. We provide the following soft tissue surgeries:
- Cherry eye repair. Cherry eye is a condition when a pet's third eyelid gland prolapses. While it may not cause extreme pain, it can be easily worsened by pets scratching at the area. Surgery to repair cherry eye should be done as soon as possible.
- Bladder stone removal. Also known as a cystotomy, this procedure removes stones from the urinary bladder.
- Ear hematoma repair. Ear hematomas are large blood clots in the pinna (outer portion) of the ear. We repair the hematoma by draining the blood from the area and then the area is closed with sutures.
- Laceration repair. This includes any wounds (eg. bites, deep scrapes, etc.) on your pet's skin.
- Gastrointestinal foreign body. If your pet ingested a foreign body that they cannot digest (eg. chicken bones, toys, etc.), we may need to remove that foreign body from their digestive tract with an exploratory surgery.
- Mass removal. We do remove cancerous or benign tumors/masses. Post-removal, we can also send the mass to IDEXX laboratories for histopathology testing.
- Brachiocephalic corrective surgeries. Short-nosed breeds such as Pugs, Boston terriers, Bulldogs, Boxers, and Pekingese may suffer from difficulty breathing. This condition is known as brachiocephaly. Brachiocephaly is corrected by shortening their soft palate (the roof of the mouth that partially obstructs their airway) or by widening their nostrils.
Orthopedics. Your pet may need orthopedic surgeries for a variety of reasons, including the following:
- Fracture repair
- Cruciate ligament rupture/tear
- Patellar luxation
- Limb amputation
For the majority of these surgeries, we bring in a board-certified surgeon.
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