Crosslake Veterinary Hospital is equipped to offer most surgical services that your pet may require, such as routine spays and neuters, mass removals, hernia repairs, cesarean sections, and bladder stone removal, just to name a few. When appropriate, we utilize a CO2 laser for a “bloodless” procedure as well as quicker healing times.
Having an ovariohysterectomy (spay) or castration (neuter) performed on your pet is an important factor in overall health. Crosslake Veterinary Hospital recommends completing this procedure between 4 and 7 months of age to maximize health benefits, and offers a discount during that time frame. Scheduling an ovariohysterectomy to be performed before a female dog enters her first heat cycle greatly diminishes her chance for developing mammary cancer. This will also completely eliminate the chance of pregnancy, false pregnancy, or pyometra, an infection in the uterus that takes place after a heat cycle and can become a life-threatening emergency. Castration in male dogs eliminates the chance of developing testicular cancer as well as lessening the chance for prostate disease. On the behavioral side, early castration can prevent unwanted male behaviors such as marking and possibly aggression.
If your pet requires a specialized surgical procedure, we have the option to refer you to a specialist, or we can bring the specialist to you. Crosslake Veterinary Hospital works closely with board-certified veterinary surgeons to ensure your pet receives superior care in complex cases. Many times the procedure can be performed at our facility, allowing you to stay close to home without compromising care for your beloved pet.