Being a furry parent means that you have to be dedicated to the wellbeing of your pet for their entire life. And just like children, your furry friend will need to visit a veterinarian on occasion for a myriad of health problems that they could develop. While outpatient treatments are commonplace, you should be aware that your dog might require a vet surgery at some point in their life too. Just as dogs will be vulnerable to some diseases, there are also some ailments that they could develop that will have to be treated through surgery. If your dog is still a puppy, you may be unaware of what surgeries you should expect. The following article looks at typical vet surgeries that your dog may need to have.
Surgery for a benign mass
One of the typical health issues that dogs will develop over time is the growth of masses on their skin. Some of these masses are not cancerous. Nonetheless, they still have to be removed through surgery. It would help if you also were aware that different types of skin masses would require different surgical procedures and treatments. It is, therefore, critical to consult with your vet the moment you notice an abnormal growth on your dog's flesh so that an accurate diagnosis can be reached.
Oral health in dogs is just as vital as oral health in humans. However, since it can be challenging to keep your dog's teeth extremely clean, coupled with the fact that these pets will gnaw on practically anything they come across, oral infections are a common occurrence in these animals. Your dog's oral health may also be in decline because they can end up biting hard items that could cause potential structural damage to their teeth. Since oral problems may be difficult to discern with an untrained eye, you should be wary of signs of discomfort from your pet. Additionally, routine dental check-ups will also enlighten you about the condition of your dog's teeth. Overall, it is likely that your pet will need tooth extraction at some point in their life.
Another health issue that your pet is vulnerable to developing during their life is a torn ACL. The obvious symptom of this problem is when your dog is unable to put their weight on one of their hind legs. Fortunately, a torn ACL can easily be treated with surgery. However putting it off can lead to your dog becoming disabled.