Surgery for Your Pet at All Pet Care
Our Senior surgeon, Dr G. Singh, pioneered Laser surgery at All Pet Care Hospital.
“What’s the Deal With Laser Surgery?”
We’re glad you asked! (You did ask that in your head, didn’t you?)
The surgical laser cuts the tissues of the body and cauterizes the bleeding all at the same time. Furthermore, the effect on the nerve endings makes the recovery much less painful than with conventional surgical tools, like scalpel blades.
- Less bleeding, or No Bleeding
- Less Pain, Faster Healing
The cost for a laser procedure is slightly higher than a scalpel procedure as the equipment and training involved in the implementation of laser technology is extensive and expensive. All Pet Care Hospital has invested in this technologybecause it helps your pet feel better, faster!
Dr. Sandy Springer comes to Pinellas County with over 10 years of surgery experience, from emergency trauma surgery, dog brain surgery, to skin grafting and delicate eye surgery.
All Pet Care Hospital also offers a board-certified surgeon for advanced orthopedic and technical surgeries here in your familiar hospital, close to home and work for post-op visits, and with your familiar caring nursing team.
“You don’t have to travel to a new hospital to provide your pet with top quality surgical care!” says Doc Springer.
Surgeries We Commonly Perform at All Pet Care Hospital
‘Aural’ (not ‘oral’) means ‘pertaining to the ear.’ The aural hematoma results when an animal breaks a blood vessel in the flap of the ear. The ear flap fills with blood and becomes like a heavy water balloon hanging from the pet’s head.
The Bite Wound Abscess
A week doesn’t go by around here without seeing a cat or two in this condition. Cats fight, bite, and get infected. What do you need to know?
Has a red lump suddenly appeared in the corner of your pet’s eye? What does it mean and what should you do?
Declawing and its Alternatives
Having a hard time deciding between keeping your beloved cat or having your sofa ripped to shreds?
Sometimes the difficult to house-train puppy has a bigger problem: an anatomical defect that alters the basic plumbing of her urinary tract. This condition is rare but if you are reading this, we can guess you may have a suspect case at home. Call for more details on this condtion.
Enucleation means ‘removal of the eye.’ If this is an option that may benefit your pet, we can answer some questions concerning common reasons this procedure may be necessary, what to expect after surgery and what complications to be wary of. Read about a Chihuahua who lost his eye.
The hemangiopericytoma is a common tumor in the dog generally arising on the limbs and appearing as a round nodule. It derives from pericytes associated with blood vessels and, at least in some cases, involves a chromosome abnormality (usually an extra or an absent chromosome).
The histiocytoma is a common benign tumor of younger dogs (and the occasional cat). While it eventually goes away by itself, it can be itchy while it lasts and usually has a moist or even slightly bloody surface. It must be distinguished from some of its more malignant cousins so some kind of diagnostic testing is generally recommended.
Referred to Specialists: Kidney Transplants in Cats!
It is possible for a cat to have a kidney transplant from a healthy donor cat. This is not a simple procedure by any means and requires not only adoption of the donor cat but immune-suppressive medications for the life of the recipient cat. The undertaking is expensive (several thousand dollars) but for the right patient it can mean the gift of life.
Lateral Ear Resection
Recurring ear infection is a plague to many dogs and to their owners who must treat them. The on-going infection simply continues and never goes away. The Lateral Ear Resection is a surgery that changes the conformation of the pet’s “J-shaped” ear canal to a canal that is horizontal-only, like the human ear canal. This improves ventilation to the ear and facilitates cleaning. Is this surgery for your pet?
Mammary Tumors in Dogs
We all know the importance of breast cancer and its prevention in our own species but it may be a surprise to find that breast (mammary) cancer is important for our pets, too.
Did you know?
Mammary cancer is the #1 cancer in older female dogs?
And did you know?
If your dog is spayed before her first heat cycle, which could be as young as 6 months’ old, you 99.9% prevent mammary cancer.
If have All Pet Care Hospital spay your dog after the first heat,but before the second heat, which typically occurs 5-6 months later, you 50% decrease the odds of mammary cancer.
Call 727-442-9111 to schedule your spay appointment today.
Neutering a dog will help prevent or curtail a number of unpleasant behavioral problems and can also prevent prostate disease. This simple surgery is an important part of responsible pet ownership.
Neutering the Male Cat
This is probably the simplist surgical procedure your veterinarian will do. Call us to find out what exactly is done, how it helps, and what to expect about recovery.
“Pyometra” is the life-threatening infection of the uterus which generally occurs in middle-aged to older female dogs in the six weeks following heat. The uterus with pyometra swells dramatically and is filled with pus, bacteria, dying tissue, and toxins. Without treatment, the pet is expected to die.
Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (RACL)
This is the most common rear leg injury of the dog and usually requires
surgery. We get a lot of questions about how to tell if a dog has this injury and what to do about surgery.
Sebaceous Gland Tumors
This is not a Viral Papilloma! If you have an older dog and the ‘warts’ are not confined to the face or mouth, then these may be sebaceous gland tumors.
The Canine Spay
Spaying your pet dog is very important, not only to keep down pet overpopulation, but for the health of your pet, as well.
The Feline Spay
Spaying your pet cat is also very important, not only to keep down pet overpopulation, but for your personal mental health, as well! It’s also good for the cat…
The spleen is an organ that helps store red blood cells and helps with immune function by acting like a lymph node, but when it grows even a benign growth a life-threatening spleen rupture can occur. Fortunately, we can live quite happily without a spleen. Sometimes, though, removing the spleen is only the beginning.
Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)
Sometimes an ear infection is hopeless. When an ear reaches its “end stage” a surgical solution is necessary to put an end to the on-going ear cleanings and treatments once and for all. Is this surgery for your pet?
Call your expert Veterinarians at All Pet Care Hospital for help today 727-442-9991. Or email us at AllPetCare@gmail.com. We are here to help!
All Pet Care Hospital
1453 Sunset Point Road