Pet Surgery in Gresham and Troutdale
As the premier veterinarian serving Gresham and Troutdale, Paws and Claws Pet Medical Center offers the absolute latest in technology and protocols for pet surgery in Gresham. At the top of our list for pet surgery in Troutdale and Gresham is spaying, neutering, mass removals and dentals.
Spaying and Neutering
Should you or shouldn’t you spay or neuter your pet? Your Gresham and Troutdale veterinarian says unequivocally – yes! Every year 3.7 million animals are euthanized, the result of overpopulation and abandonment, with only a few being adopted. In addition, these surgeries are essential for your pet’s good health over the long haul.
Our Troutdale and Gresham veterinarian recommends spaying dogs between ages 6 to 9 months and for cats, as young as 8 weeks. Surgically, spaying involves removing the entire reproduction organs. The benefits include heat cycles cease and potentially deadly diseases including mammary gland tumors, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer are eliminated. The procedure itself is performed under anesthesia and takes approximately 1 hour for dogs and 30 minutes for cats.
Most pet owners will gladly say yes to anything that stops their male pet from aggression, marking, spraying, and roaming, and neutering is the answer. A simple procedure, the vet removes the testicles of the male cat or dog. On average, the procedure takes 20 minutes for dogs and just a few minutes for cats.
Pet Mass Removals
Pets can develop several types of masses over their lifetimes. Some masses are benign growths that do not do harm the pet, such as fatty lipomas. Unfortunately, pets can also develop masses like mast cell tumors, which if left alone can spread rapidly to other parts of the body and develop into cancerous masses. If surgery is required, take comfort in knowing that we have the most modern surgical suite in the area, complete with a heated operating table and state of the art anesthetic monitoring equipment. We use Sevoflurane Gas, which is a very safe anesthetic designed for pets. After surgery, the vets make your pet as comfortable as possible. Our Certified Veterinary Technicians oversee the procedure from intake to discharge, so rest assured that highly skilled medical professionals are with your pet every step of the way.
Pet Dental Surgery
Your pet’s oral hygiene can play a significant role in their overall health. Infections in the mouth can travel through the body and affect their vital organs. Our veterinary hospital performs routine dental cleanings to remove plaque, calcium and tartar buildups just like humans receive at semi-annual dentist appointments. A majority of pets do not receive daily dental care like most people. So often their are infections and issues that go on below the gum line that are not able to be seen by the human eye alone. We perform full mouth x-rays to determine if any of these infections exist. We may perform tooth extractions on problem teeth that have deteriorated due to infections like gingivitis. The end goal is to eliminate any oral pain can that can cause a change in behavior and eating habits, and also to help reduce that dreaded doggy breath!
To learn more about the best pet surgery in Gresham and Troutdale, contact us at 503-405-1476.