WHAT IS A CYSTOTOMY IN DOGS?

Nephrology & Urology –  Surgery (General & Soft Tissue) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS A cystotomy is a surgical opening created in the wall of the urinary bladder. This procedure allows the surgeon to look inside the bladder. While abdominal x-rays,...

WHAT IS A BIOPSY IN DOGS?

Surgery (General & Soft Tissue) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS A biopsy is the surgical removal of a portion of tissue. WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR PERFORMING A BIOPSY? Biopsies are taken of suspicious masses, tumors or abnormal organs. The biopsy is typically...

WHAT IS ANESTHESIA IN DOGS?

Dr. Emily S. Southward Anesthesia & Analgesia WHAT IS ANESTHESIA? Anesthesia is the total loss of feeling or sensation. It is primarily associated with the loss of painful sensations, which allows surgery or procedures to be performed without causing pain. There...

WHAT IS AN ABDOMINAL EXPLORATORY IN DOGS?

Surgery (General & Soft Tissue) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS An abdominal exploratory is a surgical procedure involving the opening of the abdominal cavity and examination of the abdominal organs. WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR PERFORMING AN ABDOMINAL EXPLORATORY? An...

WHAT IS A LACERATION REPAIR?

Dermatology & Otic Diseases –  Surgery (General & Soft Tissue) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS A laceration is a wound produced by the tearing of body tissue. Unlike an incision with smooth edges, a laceration is often jagged and irregular. As a result,...

WHAT IS A CASTRATION (NEUTER) IN DOGS?

Surgery (General & Soft Tissue) –  Theriogenology FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS A castration (neuter) is the surgical removal of the male reproductive organs. The operation removes the two testicles. WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR PERFORMING A CASTRATION? This...